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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2018, 12:15:47 pm »

Dear Joey,

It seems the best explanation, to me, is that it was a case of showing off a lapidaries skill at hollowing through increasingly small mouths.

It is surprising how many mouth openings of 5mm or less there were when I graphed all the mouth opening sizes I could find, as you say it must have been impractical not just for filing the bottles with snuff but also for getting the snuff out.

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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2018, 03:42:17 pm »

Dear Adrian,

      You could well be correct. On both counts.
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Joey
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