Edward Baines claims that the scrutcher was invented by a man working in Glascow called Snodgrass
Gloscow is the largest city in Scotland and the third most populated in the United Kingdoms.
The family name Snodgrass is said to originate from lands in the parish of Irvine, Ayrshire, known as Snodgrasse, or Snodgers, which were rented out in plots. Both forms are recorded in Ayrshire and in Glascow between the 13th and 16th centuries. It has been said that the name means "smooth grass", and is from Snodgrass Village. The earliest record seen of the name is in the late 17th century in Scottish records.