Ration book

Ration book, 1948, red cover with black print, Thomas Nihill, Queen's Hotel, Abbey St., Ennis.


Ration book, 1948, red cover with black print, held together by two metal staples, book issued by Depart of Industry and Commerce, Dublin.. The text on the cover consists of the following: Sreath-Uimhir: Serial Number: M No. 84573. Leabhar Ciondala Generalta General Ration Book Tabhair Amach 1948 issue Ainm Name: Thomas Nihill. Seoladh Address: Queens Hotel, Abbey St, Ennis, Clare (the name and address are handwritten). Ma gheibhtear e seo ag dul amu, cuir e go dti: – If found return to: Runaidhe, Roinn Tionscail agus Trachtla, Baile Atha Cliath. Secretary, Department of Industry and Commerce, Dublin. There is an official stamp at the top right hand corner showing image of harp and the words Diolta go hOifigiuil Official Paid. Another harp image is located just above the book title. Inside front and back cover contain tables for entering information relating to “Shopkeeper’s Receipts for Pages Detached”, information to be recorded are Date, No. of Page Detached and Shopkeeper’s Signature and Address. In this book the only entry is for Monahan’s Bakery who detached pages N and O, the entry is undated. The first six pages of the book contain information about ration books in both Irish and English. Following this a number of pages have been removed. The remaining five pages contain unused ration tokens consisting of two pages for Clothing, one page for Soap, one page for Flour/Confectionary, and one page of tokens lettered Q, the pages are numbered 10, 11, 12, 13 and 30 respectively.

Category: Grocery Coupons

2007.0042 (5483)