WE NEVER tire of being reminded just how ornate those old-time bill heads were, when a company, however small or low-key, would make sure its customers took away a visual reminder of the business with a large, very often neatly illustrated receipt.
Our thanks to local historian and author Ian Bott for putting our way this fine example of such. It comes from the Dudley firm of Raybould, Whitehouse & Co., who proudly proclaimed themselves Chemists & Scientific Analysts, Druggists & Wholesale Merchants.
Their premises, known as the Reform Works, were situated on Wellington Road, and were pretty sizeable if the illustation is anything to go by.
The receipt was written out in July 1912 to a Mr A.G. Wright of Fallings Heath, for a quantity of Old Sol, Cod Liver Oil Emulsion, and Epsom Salts, totalling nine shillings and sixpence.
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