Tobacco Cutter

A tobacco or plug cutter was a tabletop machine that resembled a small paper cutter, where a metal blade cutter was set onto a wooden base.

They were used to cut tobacco leaf or plugs, which came in bricks, into finer and more useable samples which could then be put into a pipe or made into a cigar or cigarette. 

These cutters were important tools for pipe smokers until roll-your-own or manufactured cigarettes began to dominate the tobacco sales market from the 1920s.

They were common from the 1800s through the 1940s and came in many different styles and shapes.


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