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Tobacco Packer

Brass feather-shaped tobacco packer with square end for packing tobacco in pipes. Has chicken foot holding feather.

Object number: 1976.34.1

Dimensions: 7 1/2” x 7/8”

Given in memory of Newman Alexander Townsend

Estimated date: 18th century



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie