This brass spittoon - cuspidor antique was purchased by my father in Philadelphia as a decoration for our western style rec' room in 1951, and was stuffed with ancient brown newspapers.
I recall reading those papers later, and they were from the 1870's and contained stories about the American South West and towns. They were brown and crumbled away.
The brass spittoon - cuspidor antique was purchased with several US Army Cavalry saddles dated similarly, with the same newspapers stuffed in their saddle bags.
This thing is really old, probably Civil War or maybe even older. It's been kicked around, long ago, and isn't shiny, yes---but that shouts out a certain rough and tumble old time saloon background, right?
The weight of this antique saloon brass spittoon - cuspidor antique is about 4.5 lbs.
It is about 10 inches H., and about 6 wide inches at the thickest part of the barrel.
The lip of this old cuspidor is about 8 inches across, and the base is about 5 inches across.
AUTHENTIC Ancient brass American SW saloon Cuspidor Spittoon antique