Company Stores Coal Mine, Lumber
Some labor-intensive companies ran company stores for their employees.
The stores did not use cash but used script or tokens to control the finances.
1. Carter Coal Mine Token
Copper-nickel, 17mm, 2.13gm
CARTER COAL CO. INC.
PAYABLE IN MERCHANDISE ONLY * NOT TRANSFERABLE
THE OSBORNE REGISTER CO.
CIN. O. U.S.A. (Cincinati, Ohio)
Coalwood is located in McDowell County, West Virginia.
2. Covel Coal Mine Token
Copper-nickel, 17mm, 2.00gm
GULF SMOKELESS COAL CO.
MASTER METAL SCRIPT
The Covel Mine Gulf Smokeless Coal Company was located in Wyoming County, West Virginia.
3. Louisiana Central Lumber 1925 Token
Brass, 21mm, 3.84gm
LOUISIANA CENTRAL LUMBER CO.
GIVEN IN EXCHANGE FOR PRODUCE
Large numeral '5'
GOOD FOR IN MERCHANDISE
4. Timken Roller Bearing Company Token
Bronze, 17mm, 2.57gm
THE TIMKEN ROLLER BEARING CO.
Punched with a 'T' shape.
THE OSBORNE REGISTER COMPANY, CIN. O.
1 Orco PAT.PEND.
Manufactured for the Timken Roller Bearing Company by the Osborne Register Company.
The Osborne Register Company is now known as the Osborne Coinage Company.