Commercial concerns (Uruapan)
In the beginning it seems that various businesses issued cartones of similar design and for voluntary acceptance.
Los Dos Mundos
Pedro Echeverría owned the store “Los dos Mundos".
This grocery store was run by Jesús D. Cendejas.
operated by Ignacio Rodríguez
La Isla de Cuba
We know of a 2c green cartón.
Hotel San Francisco
Bejarano y Alvarez
Comerciantes de Uruapan
By August 1915 businesses had agreed a commmon plan and issued a series of notes guaranteed by a deposit of legal tender and therefore acknowledged as of forced circulation within the city. The higher value notes had the printed names of Francisco Armella as Depositario, Othon Fernández as Pagador and Rafael Cano as Presidente Municipal (and Interventor overseeing the project).
|Othón Fernández was prefect of the district of Jíquilpan from 1899 to 1900.|
|Rafael Cano was federal deputy for Uruapan from 1917 to 1918 and alternate for that of Pátzcuaro from 1920 to 1922.|
|10c||D||00001||includes number 00335|
|50c||A||includes numbers 6803CNBanxico #5258 to 16198|
|$1||B||includes numbers 7053CNBanxico #5259 to 9521|
In June 1916 at least two companies, Fernández y Cía. and Hurtado y Cía. (which operated the "San Pedro" clothing factory), were paying their workers with vales that could be accepted by local businesses and would be redeemed weekly in quantities not less than ten pesos for infalsificable money. The Fernández notes asks the businesses not to reuse the notes as change, and both set a timelimit of September 1916, by when, presumably, they expected the shortage of currency to be resolved.
|50c||includes number 2689CNBanxico #11604|
J. Fernández y Compañía were seed merchants.
“La Empacadora” of Silvano Hurtado stocked sugar from the “Los Bancos” and “Palmira” haciendas, material from their San Pedro textile mill, imported wines and jams, and work by native craftsmen.
This cigar factory issued a similar 50c note, dated 7 July 1916.