Vintage Standing Ashtray

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by MK, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. MK

    MK Founder Staff Member Bartender

    One of my staff blessed me with this ashtray. It looks very Madmen. I don't smoke but it looks great in my office. Has anyone seen one of these?

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  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim One of the Regulars

    The medical practice I went to as a child had a couple of ashtrays very similar, if not identical to, this one. I remember being fascinated by them, and sneaking in some gravel in a pocket so I could drop a rock in the tray then flick the tab, dumping the rock into the receptacle with a rather-satisfying "tink". (What can I say, I was easily amused.

    They were there as far back as I can remember, so in place by the early '70s? If they were new with the building, they dated no earlier than '62-ish.
     
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