ONTARIO, Ottawa B. Rothwell, 1 Pint Dairy Token 28mm Breton 819

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ONTARIO, Ottawa B. Rothwell, 1 Pint Dairy Token 28mm Breton 819


The following is an excerpt from the excellent article by Paul S. Berry and Kitrina Bevan, Ottawa Dairy Tokens, An Overview of the Dairy Tokens of Ottawa
and Their Issuers.

Benjamin Rothwell (sometimes spelled Rathwell) worked as a farmer in Gloucester
Township at Of1, Lot 19, between 1870–71 and 1884, the last year for which a listing of
him could be located. His house stood on the south side of Montreal Road, where
Elmridge Park is located today, just east of Blair Road. These tokens are in aluminum,
brass, and copper. They were denounced as fraudulent by McLachlan43 in April 1893.

https://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/banque-bank-canada/FB4-24-2008-eng.pdf