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Special Interests - Groups & Societies => Cas City Historical Society => Topic started by: Whiptail Moses on October 18, 2020, 07:12:21 AM

Title: Spittoons
Post by: Whiptail Moses 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):
(https://i.imgur.com/5yxIjGC.jpeg)

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!):
(https://i.imgur.com/Vr44SEH.jpeg)

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?
 
(https://i.imgur.com/mmznwz8.jpeg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HNkoyiw.jpeg)


Title: Re: Spittoons
Post by: Tsalagidave on October 18, 2020, 11:38:30 PM
Nice pocket sized cuspidor.
Title: Re: Spittoons
Post by: Rube Burrows 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
Title: Re: Spittoons
Post by: Dave T on October 23, 2020, 01:36:29 PM
The big one is interesting but that personal brass model is just cool. (smile)

Dave
Title: Re: Spittoons
Post by: Delmonico on October 23, 2020, 05:28:28 PM
Vulgar heathens, the Gentleman's term is cuspidor.