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Harrold Brothers, Ironmongers, Adelaide, South Australia

By Museums Victoria    |   Thursday, 17 October 2019

Harrold Brothers, Ironmongers, issued penny tokens in 1858. From at least 1854 to 1871 Harrold Brothers occupied a number of premises on Hindley Street, Adelaide. The earliest reference located is from 1854, for D. & J. Harrold. The following year the brothers also advertised premises in Sturt Street. In 1857 their listing in the Royal South Australian Almanac gave their address as 127 Hindley Street.

Harrold Brothers - Ironmongers
Harrold Brothers - Ironmongers - Penny 1855

In 1864 their address was 20 Hindley Street, next door to a fellow token issuer, William Morgan. The Brothers also took out a full page advertisement in the South Australian Almanac that year, listing the range of ironmongery and general products they sold, including: BBH Bar, Rod, Sheet and Hoop Iron, and Boiler Plates; Fencing Wire, Ridge Cap, and Guttering; Sewing and other Twines; Weston's Patent Pulley Blocks.

The brothers were at the same address until 1871, the terminal year of the survey of South Australian almanacs and directories for this project.

They do not appear to have advertised in newspapers.

Their tokens were struck by W.J. Taylor of London, and bear the personification of Justice on the reverse, above 'Australia/1858'.

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