|Object ID #||2005.007.001|
|Title||Hill Bros. Three-Cent Store Token|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Year Range from||1893|
|Year Range to||1914|
|Place of Origin||Markdale, Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County|
Three-cent store token from Hill Brothers General Store, post-1893. It is a brass store token, with an octagonal shape (2.5 cm wide). One side has HILL BROS. GENERAL MERCHANT & PRODUCE MARKDALE. The other side has GOOD FOR 3 CENTS IN MERCHANDISE (this side has a mar or defect at its left side).
Made for the Hill Brothers General store, of Markdale, Grey County (Solomon Hill and Thomas Hill / W. T. Hill). Post dates 1893. Eventually this store became a branch department store known as F. T. Hill & Co. Limited, likely shortly after Solomon Hill's passing in 1914? Franklin T. Hill, one of the sons of Solomon Hill, also used store tokens in his stores.
Last belonged to R. J. (Bob) Graham of Chesley, Bruce County.
|Collection||Commercial Equipment Collection|
|Dimensions||W-2.5 L-2.5 cm|
|Found||Chesley, Bruce County|
Hill, W. T.
Grey County Business
Grey County Businesses
Stores & shops
F. T. Hill & Company
Farmers would bring in produce to a general store and be given tokens instead of cash (which was sometimes scarce). The tokens could only be used towards the purchase of items from the store each one was issued from.