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Offline Whiptail Moses

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« on: Yesterday at 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?

'Whiptail' Moses Byron Ames

Offline Tsalagidave

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Re: Spittoons
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 11:38:30 PM »
Nice pocket sized cuspidor.
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