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The Oriental Ice Company Limited 10 LBS tokens
« on: September 26, 2013, 03:44:29 AM »
Dear token collectors,

One of the competitor of the Shanghai Ice, Cold, Storage & Refrigeration Company was the Oriental Ice Company. The company is listed in the 1911 directory.

There is only one token issued by this company but this token has 2 varieties. One of the variety is made of copper-nickel and the other is made of brass.

We can also find counterstamped pieces with a circle and a triangle on the surface of obverse.The token is square punched. According to my analyse the square hole was made from reverse side.

The chinese inscription on reverse says: 東方機器冰廠拾磅, which means "Oriental Ice Machine Factory, 10 pounds (of ice)".

Diameter: 32mm.
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