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St. Louis, Missouri Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this advertising and personal identification token during his travels. The token was produced by the Cod-Liver Oil Glycerin Company of St. Louis, Missouri. The token advertised a new method of delivering cod liver as a medicine. The “Aluminum Pocket Piece” as it is identified on the back of the token, was given to physicians to advertise the new product. A space on the back of the token was left open for physicians to place their name and address. There is no information to indicate who gave the token to Owney or when it was given to the dog.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
COD-LIVER LYCERINE CO./ PRESCRIPTION/ REMEDY/ CODLIVER/ GLYCERINE/ MIXES WITH A MEDICINE/ ST. LOUIS USA (on front) verso: ALUMINUM ____ PIECE/ THIS WILL IDENTIFY/ IN CASE OF ACCIDENT/ TRADEMARK (on back)
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 1/4 in. (3.18 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.429
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Missouri
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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