(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINISTRATION
FUEL OIL RATION
Class 4B Consumer Coupons
||S J Howe
|For use only at
(Number and street)
(City and State)
This sheet issued for 800 gallons for the
heating year ending August 31, 1946.
Date issued 8/9/45
COUPON SHEET MUST BE SIGNED
(Signature of consumer or member of household)
IMPORTANT: READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS
The unit coupons for each period become valid on
dates announced by OPA. Each 1-unit coupon is
worth 10 gallons, unless raised or lowered because
of changes in the national fuel oil supply. Coupons
with squares are good at any time for the number of
gallons printed on them, BUT-
BUDGET your ration for heat according to newspaper
and radio announcements telling what percent of the
heating season has passed. If you heat water with
fuel oil, save for next summer's use.
If you move from the address appearing on this stub,
you must return this coupon sheet to your Board, as
it is not transferable to any other person or address.
GET A RECEIPT FROM YOUR DEALER IF
YOU DEPOSIT THIS SHEET WITH HIM.
War Price and Rationing Board number and address.
* U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
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Rationing became a way of life for people on the home front during World War II (WWII), from 1941-1945, affecting everything from the quantity and kind of food that people ate to the clothes they could wear. This is a sheet of fuel oil coupons, or stamps, from a ration book issued to Sheldon Howe of Deerfield, Massachusetts, by the Deerfield Ration Board. It entitled him to purchase 800 gallons of fuel oil for the year ending August 31, 1946. The ration book was issued on August 8, 1945. While Class 3A allowed an applicant to purchase 300 gallons for the year, Class 4B allowed an applicant to purchase more than 300 gallons. Mr. Howe was a Class 4B consumer. This coupon book indicates that each of the one-gallon coupons allows the bearer to purchase 10 gallons of fuel oil; however, amounts could be raised or lowered by the Office of Price Administration due to changes in the national fuel supply. Consumers were encouraged to budget for their winter heating needs.
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WWII Class 4 fuel oil ration coupons
| printer Government Printing Office
| date Aug 9, 1945
| location Deerfield, Massachusetts
| height 6.25"
| width 3.5"
| process/materials printed paper, ink with manuscript
| item type Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
| accession # #L05.163
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