No Spitting Sign - sign
- Signs like this were displayed in passenger carriages of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway between 1900 and 1921. Tuberculosis, or consumption, was Britain's biggest killer disease in the 19th century. In 1882, German scientist Robert Koch discovered that it could be spread by droplets from the mouth. Spitting was not only unpleasant: it could also be lethal.
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- Croydon Museum and Heritage Service
- Object Material:
- metal (unidentified)
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