WARNING! This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.
W.E. Garrett & Sons Snuff
W.E Garrett & Sons nasal snuff has a sweet scent. This is a smokeless tobacco product made from ground or pulverized tobacco leaves. 1.15 ounces
Tobacco had been in use in the Americas long before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, but it was the Garrett family—the founders of one of predecessor companies that became American Snuff Company—who developed and perfected a signature method for making dry snuff that made the product a huge commercial success.
1782 – Toward the end of the Revolutionary War, John Garrett II returns to his home outside of Wilmington, Delaware, after serving as captain of the 6th Delaware Militia Company. He builds a snuff mill on Red Clay Creek and begins to manufacture Garrett Scotch Snuff.
1795 – Levi Garrett begins running his father’s business under the name Levi Garrett & Sons. He opens a store in Philadelphia to sell the family’s dry snuff, kegs of twists (a form of chewing tobacco made from a twist of Virginian tobacco), rolls of plug tobacco and “segars.” Snuff is packaged in bottles, beef bladders and containers made from animal gullets.
1851 – Levi’s two sons follow him in the business. His son William brings his own sons. The company name is changed to W.E. Garrett and Sons.
1870 – Garrett Snuff is one of the first ten trademarks issued by the newly formed U.S. Patent Office.