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Tallyman

1. A salesman who sells products and accepts installment payments.

2. A person who keeps track of shipped, received or produced inventory. A tallyman may account for products by unit or by weight.
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Looking back in my life, I remember things like Brylcreem machines in the swimming baths; going to the corner shop after closing hours and knocking on the door to get served; having sink plug as a membership `card' for the Sink nightclub; Full Swing lemonade (and the illuminated girl on the swing sign at Lime Street); the Tally Man; the old bus terminus at the Pier Head; rattles at football matches, the Cavern Stomp; dividend stamps printed on the side of tea packets, whitewashing the backyard wall; the Club Man; Freemans on Wavertree Road; John Colliers on Pembroke Place; coin operated televisions, and of course, the broad sheet ECHO, which you could read at your own leisure and fall asleep under your armchair.
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Tally Man, tally me banana." They don't write songs like that anymore.