Pamphlet: "A Pinch of Snuff"

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PAMPHLET: "A Pinch of Snuff" article by Sean Hagerty (2579 words) and BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS (7): Helsington Snuff Mill & pool Kendal Westmoorland. The Snuff Miller - Les Metcalfe feeds the raw material into the single pestle mortar. The bank of single-pestle mortars in which the tobacco leaves receive their first grinding. Bill Shaw, assistant miller examines a handful of snuff from the single-pestle mortar. A fist size ball of Aberdeen Granite a relic of the days when Helsington Mill polished marble. The partly ground snuff is carefully sieved. Interior of Helsington Mill, on the left are the two ball mills.

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