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Virginia Manufacturing Snuff

By the mid 16th century, Portuguese settlers in Brazil began cultivating their own tobacco for export to Europe. In 1564, Captain John Hawkins and his crew introduced pipe smoking to England and over the next few decades the demand for American leaf grew significantly. Sir Walter Raleigh is credited with popularizing pipe smoking at the English royal court not long after. By the 1730s,
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By the mid 19th century, cigarettes were gaining in popularity in Europe. In 1843,
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Enter a third type of tobacco,
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In 1856, one young veteran named Robert Gloag opened the first cigarette factory in London selling a brand called Sweet Threes. A few years later, another Englishman, Philip Morris, started making customized hand made cigarettes at his tobacco shop and it wasn’t long before the Bond Street novelty spread to Fifth Avenue.

Many of the very early cigarette factories in New York were owned and operated by Greek and Turkish immigrants. One such company was founded in 1868 by the Bedrossian Brothers who blended Virginia and Turkish tobacco into numerous brands with metropolitan sounding names such as Non Plus Ultra, Petite Canons, No Name 10s, Ladies, and Neapolitans. Kinney began cigarette production in New York City as well as at a factory in Richmond, OK, turning out brands with names like Full Dress, Sweet Caporal, Kinney’s Straight Cut and Sportsman’s Caporal also using a blend of Turkish and Virginia leaf. Kinney’s chief competitor in the New York market was Goodwin LM. which sold nationally advertised cigarettes with folksy sounding brand names such as Old Judge, Canvas Back, and Welcome.

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