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Brass tacks to spittoons - the Mints used a little of everything

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Here's a supply order from 1891. The only unusual thing, at least to us, is the requirement for "rubber spittoons." The 6-dozen paper tacks refers to brass fasteners used to hold multi-page documents together (i.e.: "brass tacks")

18910417 P Rubber spittoons.jpg

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Workmen must have had good aim -- the spittoons were only 10-inches diameter.

RE: " Looks like the document got some spit on it too."

Maybe they lined the old, leaking ones with purchase orders until the new equipment arrived.... ?  :)

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