Sales Promotions from the Parry Mfg. Co.
The Parry Mfg. Co. seemed to be very aggressive at having items that promoted their company.
A circular brass framed thermometer.
A very nice shot glass containing some humor.
A Parry Buggy Advertisement Clock. I was told that it was thought that, as a promotion, the clock was sold for $5.00 dollars when you bought a buggy. Probably built around 1902. Typically known as a schoolhouse clock.
A very nice Parry Buggies token. I still see quite a few of these for sale from time to time on eBay.
This token is listed by Rulau as IND 2, with a production date of 1896. It was produced as advertising for the Parry Manufacturing Company in Indianapolis, Indiana - which, at that time, was the largest manufacturer of horse-drawn buggies in the world. Its facility consisted of 19 buildings, where nearly 3000 persons were employed!!
One side has a great image of a horse-drawn buggy, with the company name and city at the top and the words HIGH GRADE BUGGIES at the bottom. The other side has a large Maltese cross containing the word PARRY twice, crossing (see photo) - the company logo. Surrounding the cross are the city name and the words HIGH GRADE BUGGIES SURREYS. This token measures approximately 29 mm (1-1/8") in diameter and is composed of copper.