Metal rectangular snuff box, Europe, 1701–1900

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Metal rectangular snuff box, Europe, 1701–1900. Snuff is snorted or rubbed on to the gums and was well-liked for its aroma, taste and stimulating nicotine boost. It was once believed to ward off colds, be good for ear, nose and throat problems and stop snoring. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: ha4adfcc.

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