Patent Model - Machine for Making Plug-Tobacco

Maker and role
Marcellus Farmer, Patentee
Harrison Holley, Assignee
Production date
Jul 13 1880
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Wood, brass
10 x 4 x 5" (25.4 x 10.2 x 12.7cm)
Farmer assigned one-half of his right to Harrison W. Holley, also of Lynchburg, Virginia.

His patented "machine is simple in its construction and can be manufactured at very slight cost. It is efficient and rapid in its operation...It will be understood, also, that when the first tobacco is placed in the drawer the press-box is filled with false blocks. This is done in order that the pressing shall commence at the outset. As the tobacco is forced upward the blocks are pressed out at the upper end of the press-box and removed, the same as though they were plugs of tobacco." (Patent Number 229,813)
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