Item - Antique 'Blue Henry' Sputum Flask (Pocket Spittoon) by Beatson Clark of Rotherham, England; Circa 1900/20s. The Flask is marked from 0 to 4 fluid ounces in half ounce divisions (Please see all Photos)
Maker - Beatson Clark & Co. Ltd of Rotherham, England
Material Type - Cobalt Blue Glass with Rubber Bung Top
Stamps - Stamped to the bung with the makers details (please see pics)
Circa - 1920/30s
Dimensions - 4.25" in height
Weight - 116 gram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition (please refer to photos)
Other Interesting Points - From the discovery of the tuberculosis bacterium by Robert Koch in 1882 and the noting of the infectious nature of spit to cause other people to become infected there needed to be containment. The simplest solution was to develop a means to contain the sputum, and the sputum flask (AKA a pocket spittoon) was born as a measure to contain it and study the sputum. Dr. Peter Dettweiler, himself a sufferer of tuberculosis, was the first to produce one commercially For more information regarding 'Blue Henry' Sputum Flask's please see here and if you really want to learn I highly recommend Ivo Haanstra brilliant book.
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