twelve o'clock high toby jug

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by dinomartino1, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 Active Member

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    I don't know if this been has posted before, a reproduction of the toby jug from the film twelve o'clock, in my opinion not just one of the best war films but one of the best films of all time. It sure looks good if a bit pricey but saying that it is pretty big. Too expensive for me but I would certainly like one.
    The coffee mug size is way more affordable. Have a look at the history link some interesting stuff about the jug.

    https://archbury.net

    "As I developed a customer base, I realized that sooner or later someone would call me that knew where the original jug went. That call came in about 1998. Randy Baker from the Center for Leadership Studies in Escondido, California called to order some jugs (they use Twelve O’clock High in their curriculum) and in the course of our conversation he mentioned that he had run into a descendant of General Frank Armstrong and that the original movie jug had been an Armstrong family heirloom since 1949. A little research revealed that Armstrong had died in Tampa, Florida on August 20, 1969 so I contacted the Tampa Tribune and had them send me a copy of the obituaries from that day. These articles listed his surviving family members who were ultimately able to lead me to the Jug. Indeed, the original movie Jug had been presented to General Armstrong as a gift from Henry King at the end of filming. Upon General Armstrong’s death, the Jug was bequeathed to his sister, Mrs. I. T. Valentine who cherished and loved her brother’s historic piece. Somehow, in the early 1990s, it mysteriously disappeared from their home and has not been seen since."






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  2. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    Nice movie, but too eхpensive for jug replica :)
     
  3. s4rmark

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    $25 is not bad for the coffee mug size replica. Would look good in between a couple of model B-17’s
     
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  4. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    I saw $189
     
  5. s4rmark

    s4rmark Well-Known Member

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    That’s the full size Toby jug.
     
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  6. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 Active Member

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    But it does hold a lot of beer.
     
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  7. seres

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    When I ordered my jug a few years ago, I was fortunate to talk to Pete about it’s history. The replica is huge, the size of the movie jug. It is hand painted and finished, and no two jugs are exactly alike.
     
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  8. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    I'd love one of those. The price is actually pretty good when you consider that they're hand painted. Just the thing for the man cave.

    Showing my time of working for an antique dealer whilst at uni, but it's technically a character jug. A Toby jug is the whole body, a character jug is just a head. Remember that as it's the sort of inane question to come up at the local pub quiz.
     
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  9. Kennyz

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    This jug is incredibly cool!

    Ken
     
  10. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but I find them incedibly ugly. Do I have to sit on the naughty step now? :D
     
  11. Silver Surfer

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    uh, i think that i would prefer a pair of soft jugs, then one hard one for the dough.....but,, thats just me.
     
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  12. Juanito

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    ^^^^^^^What he said...
     

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