Item #23416 Clinton Co-Operative Association...Dealers in Groceries, Flour, Grain, Produce...Best Teas and Coffees...Coal!
Clinton Co-Operative Association...Dealers in Groceries, Flour, Grain, Produce...Best Teas and Coffees...Coal!
Clinton Co-Operative Association...Dealers in Groceries, Flour, Grain, Produce...Best Teas and Coffees...Coal!

Clinton Co-Operative Association...Dealers in Groceries, Flour, Grain, Produce...Best Teas and Coffees...Coal!

Clinton, MA: W.J. Coulter, Printer.

Softcover. Good. 5.75" x 3.25", 8 pp including covers. Partial split at spine, soiling to cover and last page; good. An interesting promotional booklet for a cooperative association and store in Clinton, Massachusetts. Undated, but ca. 1878. The text describes the structure and purposes of the association and its shareholding system and dividend payments; reminds the reader of "the origin and success of Co-operative trade in England and Scotland" (pioneered in Rochdale, England); and explains how the association is able to sell high quality goods at the lowest possible price (buying in bulk for cash, selling for cash only, location with easy rail access). Those who are not yet members are urged to consider that "The value of this system of saving one's earnings" (by regularly purchasing goods at a store in which one is a stockholder and receiving quarterly dividends), "Is becoming fully understood, and exceedingly popular, and endorsed by the best businessmen in the State....After you have earned a dollar, save as much of it as you can by trading at your own store." Not located in OCLC.

Item #23416

Price: $90.00

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