Ashtrays, memories from the past.

0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,445 ✭✭✭✭✭
@Sketch6995 posted that antique ashtray and it got me to thinking about ashtrays of the past.

I remember ashtrays on shopping carts in stores. 
Theaters that had seats with ashtrays in the arm rests.
Ballparks with ashtrays on the seats.

And then there were the promotional ashtrays given out by businesses.
My parents had the all too familiar Goodyear tire ashtray that was a tiny tire with the glass in the center.
Texaco, Mobil, Union 76 and Shell all had their famous versions of them.
My grandfather had an ashtray with the Mobil Pegasus statue on it. 
Wish I knew where that one went.

What do you remember?
There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
In Fumo Pax
Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

Wylaff said:
Atmospheric pressure and crap.

Some k n o b blocked the word k n o b and now we can't talk about adjusting the k n o b on the radio.

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  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    I remember working at the salt lake country club cleaning brass spitoons used by cigar smoking tobacco chewing tuburculant old men for the coins in the bottom.
    Nasty.  You don't see spitoons anymore.
    This was maybe 1970.  We lived in a small cottage on the golf course.
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I remember a grade school teacher bringing her ceramics to school and everyone made one of those fancy twisty turny cigar/cigarette things. 
    Of course every beer joint had their own. (The beer was a lot colder when I was young)
    Bill Whittle "Look It Up"
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 6,136 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Back in the mid-60's all the clinic waiting rooms at the hospital I worked at had ash trays. 
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    Oooo and I also remember sneaking into Clydes pool hall when he was throwing the coal clinkers away to buy 50 cent packs of cigarettes from his old fashioned pull knob machine.
    Until my mom caught us dashing out the back door.
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,445 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oooo and I also remember sneaking into Clydes pool hall when he was throwing the coal clinkers away to buy 50 cent packs of cigarettes from his old fashioned pull **** machine.
    Until my mom caught us dashing out the back door.
    Those machines were everywhere.
    Laundromat, bowling alley, every entryway at every restaurant and at every service station. 
    Ha ha! you said k n o b. ROFL!!
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.

    Some k n o b blocked the word k n o b and now we can't talk about adjusting the k n o b on the radio.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    Now why the hell did it censor the word "k n o b"?
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • cbuckcbuck Milford, CTPosts: 4,954 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oooo and I also remember sneaking into Clydes pool hall when he was throwing the coal clinkers away to buy 50 cent packs of cigarettes from his old fashioned pull **** machine.
    Until my mom caught us dashing out the back door.
    I must be older than you! I remember 25 cents!
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 6,136 ✭✭✭✭✭
    yep, 25 cents, $2 a carton. Then again gold was $35/oz and now it is $1288 and rising.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    Fity2
    This was a tiny little Mormon town called Heber in Utah.  99%mormon.
    There was only one cigarette machine in town, and it was in the only pool hall in town LOL.
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @dirtdude
    You mean 40 a lid....lol
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 5,315 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Now why the hell did it censor the word "k n o b"?
    Cause you went to pulling on it.
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,445 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well, this went south fast. 
    ROFL!
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.

    Some k n o b blocked the word k n o b and now we can't talk about adjusting the k n o b on the radio.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol real fast
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    Ashtrays in the arm rests of aircraft seats.  Ashtrays in the Pilot and First Officers side consoles in the flight compartment.  A lot of them are still there for airlines that haven't upgraded their interiors.
  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 3,205 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    Oooo and I also remember sneaking into Clydes pool hall when he was throwing the coal clinkers away to buy 50 cent packs of cigarettes from his old fashioned pull **** machine.
    Until my mom caught us dashing out the back door.
    Those machines were everywhere.
    Laundromat, bowling alley, every entryway at every restaurant and at every service station. 
    Ha ha! you said k n o b. ROFL!!
    I saw one still in use in Europe a few months ago.
  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,187 ✭✭✭✭
    I remember when each casino in Vegas had their own small glass ashtray with their logo on it.  They weren't free, but they expected you to steal it to advertise their place. Yes, I even remember when cars had ashtrays!
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are there still ashtrays next to every slot machine?
    Has something serious happened to Vegas since I was there last? It has been a while
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are there still ashtrays next to every slot machine?
    Has something serious happened to Vegas since I was there last? It has been a while
    No logos. They're just generic glass or plastic now.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • dirtdudedirtdude AZPosts: 4,895 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not even steal worthy
    A little dirt never hurt
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ahh, typical vegas, go as cheap as you can.
     I really hate being assaulted for a timeshare condominium sales pitch every time I walked into a casino.
     you probably sit through one of those then they give you a crappie seat to a show as a reward,  before you realize your time is worth more than that crappy seat.
     you are better off just paying for a regular ticket, so you can see the stage.
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    Went looking for antiques ended up buying some Lead Crystal from the 1900s...




    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Fity2
    This was a tiny little Mormon town called Heber in Utah.  99%mormon.
    There was only one cigarette machine in town, and it was in the only pool hall in town LOL.
    That little town is full of many $750,000 - $3Mil+ homes now. 
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
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