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Tobacco Leaves Being a Book of Facts for Smokers by W. A. Brennan

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TOBACCO LEAVES

[Illustration: PLANT OF KENTUCKY TOBACCO From a Sketch by W. A. Brennan ]

TOBACCO LEAVES

BEING A BOOK OF FACTS FOR SMOKERS

BY W. A. BRENNAN

Department of Medical Sciences The John Crerar Library

PUBLISHED FOR Index Office, Inc.

BY The Collegiate Press GEORGE BANTA PUBLISHING COMPANY MENASHA, WISCONSIN 1915

First issue December, 1915

Copyright 1915 by W. A. BRENNAN

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION 7

CHAPTER I 11 Historical, Botanical.

CHAPTER II 19 The Cultivation of the Tobacco Plant.

Climatic and soil conditions Treatment of the growing plant Shade grown tobacco Harvesting.

CHAPTER III 29 Production of Tobacco.

Countries which produce tobacco and amount Production in the New World other than in the United States Varieties.

CHAPTER IV 39 Production of Tobacco in the United States.

Total production Amount produced by the different States Varieties raised Description of the different varieties.

CHAPTER V 53 The Chemical Composition of the Tobacco Plant.

Organic and inorganic matters contained in tobacco and the part they play Analysis of various tobaccos Nicotine.

CHAPTER VI 61 The Curing of Tobacco Leaf.

Objects of curing Methods.

CHAPTER VII 67 The Marketing and Sale of Tobacco Leaf.

Methods of disposal by the grower The warehouse system Direct purchase Principal markets in the United States Prices.

CHAPTER VIII 75 Rehandling and Fermentation of Tobacco Leaf Prior to Manufacture.

Selection of leaf Treatment and blending Objects and methods of manufacturers fermentation Action of microbes.

CHAPTER IX 88 Manufactured Products of Tobacco in the United States.

Statistics of production and consumption Amount of capital invested Number of plants, etc.

CHAPTER X 93 Cigars: Historical and General Facts.

History Statistical information regarding the cigar business in the United States.

CHAPTER XI 99 Cigars and Their Qualities.

Qualities of cigars and cigar leaf Imported cigars Havanas Domestic cigars.

CHAPTER XII 111 Cigar Making.

Hand made cigars Machine made cigars Classification of cigars Terms used in the cigar trade.

CHAPTER XIII 121 Pipe Smoking and Chewing Tobacco.

Qualities required Description of kinds Perique tobacco Statistics.

CHAPTER XIV 131 Cigarettes.

Statistics Kinds and where made Imported cigarettes Domestic cigarettes Cigarette papers.

CHAPTER XV 143 Snuff.

How made Qualities Description of kinds.

CHAPTER XVI 149 Tobacco Smoking Pipes.

History How made and materials used in making Meerschaum Briar root Amber Special kinds of pipes Care of pipes... Continue reading book >>




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