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FC-170 Hostess Tray on eBay

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UPDATE: This is actually a “hostess tray”, not an ashtray. As noted in the comments, the difference between an Ashtray and a Hostess tray is the semi-circle attachment that holds cigarettes (see here:

The interior of this hostess is black. Unclear if the black is original or not, but my inclination is that it isn’t. It’s listed at $109, but the “Make Offer” option is available.

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“Here is a really cool vintage, Willys truck Jeep CJ advertising metal ashtray. The ashtray is in good to very good condition. It measures about 6 1/4 inches in diameter. The top has been painted black. Sorry about the reflection from the light.”

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2 Comments on “FC-170 Hostess Tray on eBay

  1. David Eilers Post author


    Well, I learned something new …. This page from the February 1960 issue of Jeep News clears up my confusion. It identifies the item above as a “hostess tray”.

    HOWEVER, when the above item includes a “whirl-a-way” semi-circle attachment (with cigarette holders), it is considered an ashtray.

    So, I would say your general point is correct, that the item above is not an ashtray! Thanks for pointing this out. I will correct.

    Merry Christmas!
    – Dave

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