Although unfortunately there are some baseball players who would still make use of this in the dugout between innings if their chew didn’t come already cut and pressed.
We tip our baseball caps to three of you who guessed tobacco plug cutter on our Facebook page today. This “Champion Knife” tobacco cutter, made by Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, was used in a Haynesville general store in the 1880s.
It was contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum, which has a whopping 674 items on Maine Memory, including a number of other fascinating artifacts. Check ’em out!