Tobacco re-drying plant


Title
Tobacco re-drying plant
Description
Workers moving tobacco down a re-drying machine at Imperial Tobacco. Date from negative sleeve.
Date
August 1956
Original Format
negatives
Extent
10cm x 12cm
Local Identifier
0741-b11-fa-v11.a.7
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
Copyright held by Joyner Library. Permission to reuse this work is granted for all non-commercial purposes.
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Comments

John Howard Jan 09 2011

This looks to me like some sort of picking line -- where workers remove foreign matter, sucker leaves, discolored / diseased leaves, etc. The machine on the right in the background looks like it could have been a redrying machine. Redrying is one step the tobacco undergoes in a processing plant. Blending, picking, threshing, redrying, and prizing (packing) was the order in the two plants where I worked as a foreman in the '80s and '90s.

Beth Winstead Feb 06 2009

would be tobacco processing plant

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