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TITLE
Snuff horn
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1438_P184
DATE OF IMAGE
1831
PERIOD
1830s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31441
KEYWORDS
snuff
tobacco
horns
boxes
mulls
Snuff horn

In the 18th century snuff taking was extremely common in Scotland. Scotsmen began to use the horn of a cow or ram to hold their snuff. The end was originally closed with a leather plug. When a hinged lid was invented it was made with a cork plug.

This type of snuff holder was known as a snuff mull.

This illustration is taken from 'The Scottish Gael or Celtic Manners' by James Logan

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Snuff horn

1830s

snuff; tobacco; horns; boxes; mulls

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

In the 18th century snuff taking was extremely common in Scotland. Scotsmen began to use the horn of a cow or ram to hold their snuff. The end was originally closed with a leather plug. When a hinged lid was invented it was made with a cork plug. <br /> <br /> This type of snuff holder was known as a snuff mull.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'The Scottish Gael or Celtic Manners' by James Logan