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Dad's Tobacco Jar

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  1. stanlaurel

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    My Dad worked at IBM in Chicago through the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and into the 80’s. He has been dead for 30 years now. They all smoked pipes then, and of course right in the office. This was his tobacco jar which sat on his desk at work. My brother and I both suspect that Dad and his colleagues occasionally dabbled in the “wacky” type of tobacco but for the most part they were solid traditional conservative pipesmokers. It was just a leisurely half-mile walk down Wabash Avenue from “One IBM Plaza” across the river to Iwan Ries. They were regulars there. The words politically correct did not even exist yet. I envy them.


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  2. derfatdutchman

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    That is a neat story and a very cool tobacco jar.

    "The value of tobacco is best understood when it is the last you possess, and there is no chance of getting more."
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    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. deathmetal

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    My Dad worked at IBM in Chicago through the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and into the 80’s.

    As a nerd, I can say that this must have been an exciting time to be at IBM. The golden days of computer invention. All of what we have now is just versions of what they created then.

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

    The Metal Mixtures
    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. mathoozula

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    Interested in selling that jar? J/K

    That's wicked cool. I'm envious

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. didimauw

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    That's a really cool jar! What kind of tobacco did he put in it?

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. jpmcwjr

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    Pretty far out with the word Pot on it for an IBMer!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. jkrug

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    That's a nifty little treasure for sure.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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