Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Chamber pots

From: NVSILVER42@aol.com
I enjoyed your comments about the fakes and when they were made – do you have any pictures of a "real chamber pot." For those of us who would really like to know?
I understand that the original also had the enameled logo on it, is this correct?
Where would be a good source to research Central Pacific chamber pots?
Thank you for your very informative site.

—Anna Jure

Note: My great-great grandfather worked for the Central Pacific – in his albums we have an endorsed pay check, never cashed, for $.10 for his wages. ... The check is for ten cents - it is in an album (loose) – we never found out why he endorsed it but never cashed it. It was an actual signed check not one with a stamped signature.


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

A stereograph showing the interior of a CPRR Palace Car, about 1870 shows what appear to be porcelain-items on the floor,

Here is a 19th century chamber pot,

1/05/2010 6:09 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Even in the 1860's an unskilled railroad worker's wages were at least about a dollar a day, so not sure what would cause a ten cent payment. Here is a CPRR Construction Payroll from February, 1865.

1/06/2010 5:12 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: kylewyatt@aol.com

Chamber pots, or spittoons? Chamber pots would be for hotel rooms, and not used on the cars.


1/06/2010 4:56 PM  

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