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McWhorter's Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this trade check token from an establishment called McWhorter’s. The token notes that McWhorter’s was located at “221 4th Ave.,” but there is no additional information to indicate in which town it was located. The token was “good for one drink” or “10 cents” to the recipient. Trade checks such as this were used much like coupons are today, offered by merchants as a lure to increase customers’ purchases.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
McWHORTER'S/ 221/ 4th AVE. (on front) THIS CHECK —TH/ 10c/ GOOD FOR/ ONE DRINK (on back)
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.440
  • Owney Tag 2011
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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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