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Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by modernbeat » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:15 pm

The Model T Touring/Pickup in the movie Giant has some sort of receptacle on the dash.
It looks like a spittoon. Or it could be an ashtray. Looks like it swivels to empty it over the side. You can see the top half of it in the closeup, and it looks like it's tilted over in the wide shot.
Does anyone know what it is?

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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Tmodelt » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:39 pm

Horn


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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Norman Kling » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:26 pm

I think it is a horn.
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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Kohnke Rebabbitting » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:29 pm

Norman Kling wrote:
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I think it is a horn.
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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by George N Lake Ozark » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:37 pm

Looks like a horn to me.


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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by MichaelPawelek » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:48 pm

Really not a lot of need to a spittoon in a open car! :)

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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Mark Gregush » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:56 pm

Ya, you know what they say about spitting in the wind! :lol:
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Kaiser » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:43 am

Mark, you beat me to it !
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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:01 am

Dean was involved with T's more than once. Watch East of Eden for what's probably the best starting/driving instructions for a T ever filmed.
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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Johnnybuick » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:43 am

Jimmy Dean had style ! And one of the very first trendsetter's ..if he did use it for a spitoon he did so to put across to the film crew that everything
on that car leaked including the horn ..

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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Ruxstel24 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:04 am

Looks like a manual Ahooga horn...

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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:20 am

I see no reason it couldn't be used as a spittoon or an ash tray. Items were often multi-tasked in those days before the term came into being. I'm not sure how much saliva and ash it would take to affect the diaphragm (if I may use that word).
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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Tiger Tim » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:31 pm

That looks like my truck! It isn’t, but mine is in about the same shape.


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Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

Post by Original Smith » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:26 am

I wonder what the percentage of 1926's were that had 30X3 1/2's? There are a lot of them around. I guess a lot of people chose not to go to the new style 21" wheels?

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