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Tin Cup for Musical Washboard, vintage
Vintage Tin Cup for Musical Washboard
Genuine vintage cup for your board.


 
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Only $14.97 each

Here's what you get: A grungy old tin cup

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Vintage Tin Cup for Musical Washboard

Get a vintage tin cup from the turn-of-the-century, maybe earlier. Or maybe later...

Are These Genuine Antiques Or Not?
We are not experts on vintage tin cups. The cups come from wherever we can scrounge them. But most of the folks we acquire them from swear these are vintage items and not reproductions.

Previous cups came from a dealer who called them "turn-of-the-century Adirondack tin camp cups." He said the cups were acquired from a museum auction. Other cups came from an "old logging camp" auction. And other cups were salvaged from places unknown. We don't know enough about antique tin cups to verify if they came from some ancient camp ground or just sat out in the alley the past year or so.

Low Cost
Twenty bucks is about the price you will pay for a good reproduction tin cup made by a modern tin smith. So at our low budget price it really doesn't make much difference if these are bona fide antiques or not. How come our price so low? Because we get the cups in bulk lots from estate sales, auctions, and from wherever else we can dredge them up.

Don't Drink From These Tin Cups
Sure, these vintage tin cups would be great around the campfire at your next re-enactment event. But if you want one as a drinking vessel, then get yourself a shiny new reproduction tin cup to drink from instead.

For two reasons:
First, back in the old days, tin cups were bright and shiny because they were still new. Only ne'er-do-wells drank from dingy cups like these.

Second, authentic vintage tin cups were made with solder that contains lead. Lead is a health hazard. So if you are looking for a period tin drinking cup, then get yourself a shiny new reproduction model instead.

All in all, these tin cups appear in good shape for items that have been hangin' out a hundred years or so. All are weathered. Some show rust spots and minor dents. And they all look like they have been around the block a few times, as should be expected.

In any event, these vintage tin cups make a great sounding addition to your washboard—and that is what it is all about.
Features
  • Traditional Design: Produces distinctive tone you can't get from just any ol' metal cup.
  • Vintage Tin Cup: Like you might find at a fine antique shop.
  • Weathered Finish: Looks like an old tin cup because it is an old tin cup.

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