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Louis Cablish Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this trade check token from Edward Louis Cabish, owner of a Maysville, Kentucky, bakery. Trade checks such as these were used much like coupons are today, offered by merchants as a lure to increase customers’ purchases. This token offered five cents off a loaf of bread. There is no information to indicate when the tag was given to Owney. Maysville, Kentucky was a frequent stop for the dog while he traveled the country.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
literal: LOUIS CABLISH / CONFECTIONER / BAKER / -&- / GOOD FOR / 5 c / LOAF / BREAD
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.184
Place:
Kentucky
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
Additional Records
  • Hawthorne, Nevada Owney tag
  • Houston, Texas Owney tag
  • J.H. Dwyer's Owney tag
  • Logan, Ohio Owney tag
  • Louis Cablish Owney tag
  • Louisville, Kentucky Owney tag
  • Manitou, Colorado Owney tag
  • McWhorter's Owney tag
  • Nashville, Tennessee Owney tag
  • Newberry's Bus Line Owney tag
  • P.J. Butler Owney tag
  • Saloon Token Owney tag
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