Pocket Sputum Flask


An inscription on the front of this cardboard flask reads “BURNITOL / ‘XL’ / POCKET SPUTUM FLASK.” The Burnitol Manufacturing Co. The Aseptic Drinking Cup Co., of Boston, Ma., introduced “Burnitol” to commerce in 1906 and obtained a copyright on the term.

Maker: Burnitol Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Gift of Mario Cassinelli, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1984.0782.323Catalog Number: 1984.0782.323Accession Number: 1984.0782

Object Name: sputum cupObject Type: Personal Hygiene Products

Measurements: overall: 9 cm x 8.7 cm x 2.2 cm; 3 9/16 in x 3 7/16 in x 7/8 inoverall: 1 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in; 2.54 cm x 8.89 cm x 9.2075 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-df65-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_209743

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