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    Lanark mill

    Public coin auction : private treaty liquidations ... from the Farouk collection ... [11/29/1971]-[12/02/1971]

    Highlight: ($25.00) Lanark Mill 5/ on Mexican 8 reales 1796 FM. Same description as next lot. PHOTO ($250.00) Lanark Mills, Mexican 8 reales 1802 MO-FT, counterstamped with PAY- ABLE AT LANARK MILLS 5/. Coin and counterstamp VF. PHOTO ($250.00) Mexico 8 reales 1789, counterstamped by Cromford Derbyshire 5/ (for 5 shillings) about 1810, during the coin shortage. Coin fine, with edge nick. PHOTO ($350.00) Merchants tokens. Merchants 1 d 1787; Hull 1 d 1812; Cornish 1 d 1812 (2); Birmingham Id 1811; Walsall Id 1811; Taunton, Messrs. Cox 1 d, no date; P.M. Co. Id 1787; and 9 other penny tokens. Lot of 17 pcs. Average VF. Merchants halfpence, selected lot, mostly VF or better — one is brilliant unc. 16 pcs. (some rare). Halfcrown 1816, VG; 1817, F/VF; small head 1817, toned VF/EF (with small edge bump)#

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    The British Numismatic Journal and Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society

    /1955

    Highlight: the present owners of the Lanark Mill, I have learnt of the issue of paper notes. That illustrated shows, in three lines, the new Lanark — Ticket for Wages (in script letters) — five shillings. The notes were evidently printed for R 0 & CO. (Robert Owen & Co) in blank and on issue a serial number was added in writing and two signatures, one signature on the note illustrated being that of Robert Owen himself. A workman receiving such a wages ticket could perhaps exchange it for goods in the company’s store, and such was not illegal since the first Truck Act was passed in 1831 and Robert Owen finally left New Lanark in 1827. On the other hand, the tickets may have been an authority to a cashier to exchange them for cash, certainly fragments of them were redeemed in cash. Commander Semple has

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    The British Numismatic Journal and Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society

    /1955

    Highlight: A few days afterwards Dale and Arkwright fixed the site for a cotton-spinning mill and the New Lanark Mill was built in 1784. In the following year, in partnership with James Monteith, the construction of a cotton mill at Blantyre Works began. Shortly after manufacture was established at New Lanark, about 1785, Dale went into partnership with Claud Alexander in building a cotton-spinning mill at Catrine. Dale was a remarkable man, much given to practical philanthropy, deeply religious, founding his own kirk for the teaching of his own doctrine. He was his own minister for thirty-seven years, teaching himself Greek and Hebrew the better to perform his duty. He died in 1806. When in Glasgow in 1783 Arkwright had met Archibald Buchanan, a lad of 14, and was much struck by his appearance. He

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