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Started by malj1, July 02, 2012, 09:27:43 AM

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NORTH EAST NOURISHMENT SOCIETY / ONE PENNYWORTH OF SOUP & BREAD FOR THIS TICKET  octagonal copper 29mm

This soup kitchen ticket is claimed for Ireland and listed in Irish Tokens # 526.
Malcolm
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John Player & Sons ½d same both sides. bronze, 27.1mm.

Do you remember the "Players Please" signs that were displayed on the tobacconists shop and hoardings everywhere?

Malcolm
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malj1

A different slant on Canteen tokens is this cutlery token from the N.W.G.B. i.e. the North West Gas Board area office at Salford near Manchester, UK. This uniface 31.7mm piece is etched in brass and has a black printed background similar in style to the old metal labels that used to appear on machinery. [see image]
Malcolm
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#33
Quote from: Figleaf on January 23, 2013, 01:10:11 AM
But if you have a big company, you use your own coffee tokens. Same size as DE, but a dignified cup, no paper cups in The Hague headquarters of one of the largest companies in the world. ;)

Peter

D.E anno 1753 (Douwe Egberts) %u211E. shell motif; Brass, 20mm

A variation on that quote of Peter's above. Who has taken over who I wonder.  >:D

Malcolm
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Further re Reply # 5

L.C.T. 9d Canteen Token uniface blood-red plastic 30mm

Leeds City Transport.
Malcolm
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Figleaf

#35
Fun! I think that deserves honorary mention in WoT on the Leeds page.

Edit: done

Peter
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malj1

We think alike on this one  ;)  I now have three values 9d, 1/- and 1/6.

I would like to confirm a link to that Sovereign St depot which seems highly probable.
Malcolm
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Figleaf

The latest greatest from DE. I suspect this style came in vogue after their takeover of Jacobs, a German brand. Note that this token can be used in other countries than the Netherlands. Both sides are the same. 5.2 grams, 21.2 mm.

Not in Kooy, not listed by Jezuss and Dutchtokens. Probably because it is too new.

Peter
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malj1

I think they have achieved what I have been calling for, a left-handed cup of coffee!
Malcolm
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Figleaf

This reminds me of the master carpenter who was unhappy with a pupil, nailing a wooden floor. It's not my fault, the pupil said, Many of the nails are unusable for the floor, because the point is up. Don't throw them away, the master replied. They're great for ceilings.

Peter
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malj1

Spotted on the net this lovely canteen token with story.

From the history of the Baker Perkins Westwood Works site in Peterborough, England from 1903 to 2003

Feeding the 3,000
Malcolm
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ZYV

Please, tell how this "canteen tokens" were used?
My publications on numismatics and history of Golden Horde  https://independent.academia.edu/ZayonchkovskyYuru

malj1

Quote from: ZYV on November 25, 2016, 07:59:16 AM
Please, tell how this "canteen tokens" were used?

Did you read the above link  Feeding the 3,000 This shows the reason behind the canteen tokens. Some of these were bought, others were allocated by the firms. Designed to obviate the use of money by the canteen staff who simply had only to accept these tokens in payment for meals.

WW2 brought about staff canteens and school canteens. Other were British restaurants:
British Restaurants were communal kitchens created during the Second World War to ensure communities and people who had run out of rationing coupons were still able to eat. They were set up by the Ministry of Food, and run by local committees on a non-profit making basis, in a variety of different premises such as schools and church halls. They evolved from the LCC's Londoners' Meals Service which originated in September 1940 as a temporary, emergency system for feeding those who had been bombed out. By mid-1941 the LCC was operating two hundred of these restaurants.
Meals were purchased for a set maximum price of 9d or less. No-one could be served with a meal of more than one serving of meat, game, poultry, fish, eggs, or cheese. Standards varied, but the best were greatly appreciated and had a large regular clientele. British Restaurants were open to all, but mainly served office and industrial workers.
Originally called 'Community Feeding Centres', the name British Restaurants was preferred by Winston Churchill. After the war ended they were renamed Civic Restaurants but as they were found to be not paying their way, the Minister of Food had decided upon their discontinuance and all such restaurants were closed by the end of February 1955.

This thread is rather a mixture now with many of the tokens shown being only for use in coffee vending machines and therefore are not canteen tokens.
Malcolm
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ZYV

Quote from: malj1 on November 25, 2016, 10:20:38 AM
Did you read the above link  Feeding the 3,000 This shows the reason behind the canteen tokens. Some of these were bought, others were allocated by the firms. Designed to obviate the use of money by the canteen staff who simply had only to accept these tokens in payment for meals.
Thank You for the answer!
My publications on numismatics and history of Golden Horde  https://independent.academia.edu/ZayonchkovskyYuru

malj1

A generic 3d canteen token made by Sale Birmingham and counter-marked for use by L.C.T which is thought to be Leeds City Transport.

The token came with a card giving this information:
   "Old Blackpool Tramways 3d token used by staff in exhange for meals in the canteen"

See also  Reply # 5 and another at Reply #34 for similar examples.
Malcolm
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