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Trade Check Tokens

Blanchester, Ohio Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this trade check token from Wilson & Swing’s Billiard Hall in Blanchester, Ohio. The token was good for “5-cents at the bar.” There is no indication on the tag when it was given to the dog. Owney may have traveled to the town on the Baltimore & Ohio Southwest railroad, or the Cincinnati, Washington, and Baltimore Railroad.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
WILSON / SWING/ BILLARD/HALL/ BLANCHESTER O. (on front)
Medium:
metal (brass)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 7/8 in. (2.22 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.443
Place:
Ohio
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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