The general store would have several money bowls on the counter. Each money bowl was square and had a hole in it about 2 inches deep. They were black and sometimes blue, and were made of wood. Storekeepers would use them for change, such as pennies and so on. Money bowls would be used in every general store on P.E.I., and some would be used in maybe a blacksmith shop if someone came to buy a horse shoe or nails. They would have been used in the late 1800s and early 1900s, until cash registers started being used. The 3D image shows what money bowls looked like.