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Started by Figleaf, January 04, 2021, 10:11:00 PM
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Quote from: FosseWay on January 05, 2021, 10:44:58 AMEither of your suggestions works time-wise - the high point of the use of these kyparpolletter was late 1880s to WW1.
Quote from: FosseWay on December 07, 2016, 08:46:28 PM(...) kyparpolletter were common across Sweden in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but it is not entirely clear how they were used. I paraphrase here the suggestion given by Wiséhn and Golabiewsky in Stockholmspolletter:Kyparpolletter may have been used to speed up the transaction process in such establishments, but also to safeguard the establishment's income from light-fingered waiters. At the start of the day, waiters paid cash for an equivalent amount in tokens. They used the tokens to "pay" the kitchen or bar for each meal or drink ordered, and kept the cash tendered by the customer. Customers could also buy tokens to use directly at the bar [my addition: possibly at a discount, in an analogous way to how public transport tokens were sold?].
Quote from: FosseWay on January 05, 2021, 10:44:58 AMAs to Kneipp - there seems to be a whole area of Norrköping named Kneippen after a spa complex that was set up there around the turn of the last century (specifically active 1898-1918)