Auld Mac ashpot designed by Harry Fenton and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, from 1938 to 1939. Auld Mac, or Owd Mac, typifies the hardworking men found toiling in the land or herding sheep in the Scottish hills. He has been the subject of numerous anecdotes about the canny, thrifty Scot as popularly conceived. In one music hall song popularized by Sir Henry Lauder he tells of a visit to London during which, before he even had time to turn around, "bang went 'oeur'ed". This song in turn is based on a Punch cartoon of December 1868. The caption running (to a townsman supposed to be in London on business): "E-eh, Mac! Ye're sune hame again!" Mac: "E-eh, its just a ruinous place, that! Mun, a had na' been there abune twa hoores when Bang-went Saxpence!" This phrase is inscribed on the rear of the jug. A Thoren's musical movement playing the tune "The Campbells are coming" is built into the base of this jug.
1938 - 1939