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275921 Dennis Heyza <michigaloot@c...> 2022‑07‑14 Re: successful failure
My paternal grandmother worked as a cigar maker in Detroit (WW1 timeframe). I
believe they would roll the leaves into a cigar and use those devices to cut to
length, so probably more of a "production" device.

But don't hold me to that...

Dennis Heyza

-----Original Message-----
From: oldtools@g...  On Behalf Of Greg Isola
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 1:26 PM
To: gary may 
Cc: oldtools@g...; the_tinker 
Subject: Re: [oldtools] successful failure

In typical fashion, Gary raises a solid point...

> I've been watching people smoke, sniff and chew for 60 years or so, 
> and I never saw anyone use one of these to cut tobacco.

Same here, and me neither. But I was thinking this "tobacco knife" was for use a
bit further upstream, as in maybe part of the tobacco product manufacturing
process (e.g., cutting the leaves to shape for rolling cigars, etc.).

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