J Collison, established in 1896
While in downtown Bald Knob AR a few days ago I noticed the almost empty windows of the J Collison store. There was a sign saying something like 75% off so I went in. The store is almost empty but the remaining items were interesting, but most interesting to me were the old fixtures. See some of them below.
This was a lovely old stack of wood drawers. The top part swiveled for easy access.
These flower-like bins must be ancient. One holds nails and the yellow one apparently holds grain.
This storage unit was metal and certainly very old.
And these old scales were fascinating. So many of these things are probably original with the store. I did ask if the ones in charge minded if I took pictures and they gave me permission. I hope they don't mind that I have the pictures on this blog to share with all of the folks out there who loved and traded with J Collison since 1896. Don't fail to notice the huge painted-on-brick sign on the side. Those painted signs are rare these days!