Vest-Pocket Ash Tray (Feb, 1950)

Vest-Pocket Ash Tray

What can you do with cigarette ashes when there’s no ash tray around? Dr. John H. Findlay, Westinghouse engineer, often was looking for a place to deposit ashes so his colleagues came up with an answer—a vest-pocket ash tray. They made it from part of an electronic tube and fastened on a clip that holds it to the user’s pocket.

5 comments
  1. kelvin wilon says: August 28, 20075:12 pm

    Good day. My name isKelvin Wilon and i contact u to find out if
    you have ashtray for sale. If u have them then, I will like to purchase the pocket ashtray. just get back to me with the pick up price
    and also i want u to email me with the types u have instock then i can make
    a choice, it will be picked up at your location after i make the payment
    to u. I patiently waiting to hear from u . Also i will like to know, what
    form or type of payment do u accept?….by the way wish u all the best and
    have a nice day

  2. Pete says: June 10, 20081:17 pm

    uhhhh, I have the full blown pocket version of this (slightly larger but not by much). You pop the lid open & the holder springs out for you to rest the cig on. It comes in handy when you’re at someones house & don’t wish to get butts everywhere.

  3. richard says: May 5, 20092:53 pm

    Dear Sir/Madam
    My Name is richard from witley and Sons Co.I want to order some Ashtray from your company.and i will really appreciate if you email me with the types you do carry Instock and are available for prompt sale.also let
    me know your terms of payment.
    Thank you and reply at your earliest convenient
    regards
    richard

  4. Firebrand38 says: May 5, 20095:01 pm

    Yeah, I realize how difficult it is grasping that whole “1950″ concept.

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