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Started by FosseWay, December 15, 2012, 03:45:32 PM
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QuoteFor some reason milk in particular seems to be the object of payment by token in many Swedish industrial settings.
Quote from: Figleaf on December 15, 2012, 03:54:02 PMMilk and bread tokens are found all over the world. In general, they seem to serve one of these purposes:Prepayment for delivery during absence (e.g. Canada)To allow reimbursement for empty bottles, making sure that empties could only go to the party that sold the full bottle (e.g. UK) - the A could indicate bottle sizeSupport for the poor members of a co-operative, making sure it could not be spent on alcohol (Belgium, France, UK)
Quote from: Figleaf on October 31, 2013, 12:09:47 PMIn winter, it might freeze, expand and pop off the lid of the bottle. The frozen fat was eaten as an "ersatz" ice cream (this was before fridges.)