Making the Cigarettes

Making filters

image of filter making machine

Liggett & Myers made its own filters from towClick for a glossary definition, an artificial fiber made of cellulose acetateClick for a glossary definition that is also used for fake cobwebs at Halloween and fake snowfall at Christmas. Pictured here is a section of the KDF Filter MakerClick for a glossary definition machine. After filters were made, they entered this reservoir. From there, they were sent through small pipes called shooter linesClick for a glossary definition to Protos Cigarette MakerClick for a glossary definition machines to be joined to tobacco rodsClick for a glossary definition.