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Edison Portland Cement Company, Mock-Up Template & Original Stock Certificate No. 1

A mock-up template for Edison Portland Cement Company Stock Certificate (12 x 8.25 in.), number 00000. Features a portrait of Edison in the center, dated June 19, 1889. In addition to the mock-up is the first stock certificate awarding 100 shares to S. Boyd Carrigan on August 29, 1899 with the original serrated receipt (16.75 x 8.25 in.). Printed by the American Bank Note Company, Philadelphia. 

In order to reduce waste and to profit from left over sand in his iron ore milling process, Edison founded the Edison Portland Cement Company. He believed concrete was the "building material of the future," and attempted to create affordable cement houses for working class families. Even though his endeavors did not advance beyond the prototype stage, his associates and former employees used his ideas to build numerous workers housing projects in the U.S. and in Europe including Yankee Stadium. Like thousands of other business, The Great Depression bankrupted the company. It closed in 1920s. 

Condition:

Some toning and light soiling of both documents, some brittle edges on the mock-up. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$120
01/19/2017

 

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