Tobacco processing plant


Title
Tobacco processing plant
Description
Workers work with tobacco leaves on a conveyor belt. Undated.
Date
1949-1967
Original Format
negatives
Extent
3cm x 2cm
Local Identifier
0741-b33-fd-v33.d.53
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
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Comments

John Howard Jan 09 2011

The metal channel on the right is called a shaker. It would shake dust and other particulate matter out of the stream of tobacco. The dust etc. would fall down onto another belt below, and the leaf or strip tobacco would travel on to the main belt for further processing.

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