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Offline Whiptail Moses

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Spittoons
« on: October 18, 2020, 07:12:21 AM »
Not sure if this is the forum to share antiques/loot in, but spittoons seem an appropriate historical topic.

Here's a pic of a Central City, CO saloon in the 1870s (courtesy Denver Public Library). (note the child, I assume an employee):


I recently picked up the same type of spittoon; Enamelled, cast iron. This one has a "S |" mark on the base. (I just washed it, my aim isn't that bad!):


And for pocket use, check out this one, with a patent date of 1885. I wonder how soon afterwards it was produced, esp considering they list the month and day on the patent?
 




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Offline Tsalagidave

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Re: Spittoons
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 11:38:30 PM »
Nice pocket sized cuspidor.
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Re: Spittoons
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 01:26:55 PM »
Pretty interesting.
We had a brass spittoon on our bus in high school. We were a very rural school and lots of country boys out there dipping and chewing.  ;D
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Re: Spittoons
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 01:36:29 PM »
The big one is interesting but that personal brass model is just cool. (smile)

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Re: Spittoons
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 05:28:28 PM »
Vulgar heathens, the Gentleman's term is cuspidor.
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Re: Spittoons
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2021, 01:43:40 PM »
My Dad's spittoon. This thing is at least 50 years old. I repurposed it after his passing in 1986.
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