Double Tipple


I don’t have the foggiest where this is and neither does my buddy, who knows a thing or two about tipples.  Since this was in the early 60s, over 50 years ago…it’s probably long gone by now.

There are a few thin clues to where it may have been:  The Unknown Collector put his acquisition date as April 18, 1963 (that was a Thursday, I looked it up).  The photographer was C. H. Ruth, who took chromes like this around the area, generally for Haynes Publishing, in the 60s.  This one, though was published by  “Mountaineer Post Card Service, Chilhowie, Va.”.  Printed by Dexter in West Nyack, N.Y.

The hopper just visible under the front tipple is marked L&N.

6 thoughts on “Double Tipple

  1. Joe Million June 30, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    This appears to be in Harlan county Crummies, ky. North side of us 421. My grandma lived almost across from is it was torn down somewhere around 97′ or so.

    • Anonymous July 2, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      Wonderful! We had no idea of its location. Thank you!

  2. Carol Garrett Sauer March 6, 2021 / 1:08 pm

    This is the Crummies, Ky tipple. My Dad and Grandpa worked there.

  3. Anonymous September 16, 2021 / 8:36 pm

    Spent my childhood living across from this Closplint #3 coal company at Crummies, Kentucky. I found this post card in the seventies, have it today. Company was owned by Henry Shackleford of Harlan County (Crummies). Thanks for the memories.

    • Bob Lawrence September 17, 2021 / 6:22 am

      And many thanks to you for your comment!

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