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TITLE
Billhead of John Macpherson, Tackle Maker and Taxidermist, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_D594A_MACPHERSON
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1913
PERIOD
1910s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
8191
KEYWORDS
billheads
bills
sport
Billhead of John Macpherson, Tackle Maker and Taxidermist, Inverness

This is the billhead of John MacPherson, Sports Emporium. The business, established in 1887, was located at 24 Church Street, Inverness. The bill was issued in 1913 and the illustrations act as an advertisement for the shop's trade. The billhead states 'Gun, Fishing Tackle Maker and Taxidermist......Complete Sports Outfitter.'

Billheads were used in business transactions from about the 18th century until the middle of the 20th century. In its later years it evolved into the letterhead and was also used for correspondence. The billhead developed from what was known as the trade card and in addition to serving as an invoice and receipt it was also a means of advertising business. In general, billheads consisted of the company name, trade, trademark and address. Also included was an invoice number, terms of payment, a list of items bought and an invoice total. Some billheads also printed an illustration of the shop or factory and a list of products sold such as hats, shoes or tobacco.


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Billhead of John Macpherson, Tackle Maker and Taxidermist, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1910s

billheads; bills; sport

Highland Archive Centre

This is the billhead of John MacPherson, Sports Emporium. The business, established in 1887, was located at 24 Church Street, Inverness. The bill was issued in 1913 and the illustrations act as an advertisement for the shop's trade. The billhead states 'Gun, Fishing Tackle Maker and Taxidermist......Complete Sports Outfitter.'<br /> <br /> Billheads were used in business transactions from about the 18th century until the middle of the 20th century. In its later years it evolved into the letterhead and was also used for correspondence. The billhead developed from what was known as the trade card and in addition to serving as an invoice and receipt it was also a means of advertising business. In general, billheads consisted of the company name, trade, trademark and address. Also included was an invoice number, terms of payment, a list of items bought and an invoice total. Some billheads also printed an illustration of the shop or factory and a list of products sold such as hats, shoes or tobacco. <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service