Nicely engraved specimen stock certificate from the Angel Technologies Corp. dating back to 1990's. This document, which contains the printed signatures of the company President/CEO and Executive Vice President/CFO, was printed by the Security-Columbian / United States Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).
This certificate's vignette features a view of one of the company's odd looking planes.
Nice piece from an early dot com company.
Angel Technologies was based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company's plan was to deploy super-metropolitan area wireless broadband networks enabling multi-megabit per second transactions of multimedia services integrating voice, text, data, image and video. Angel's HALO(TM) Network (Broadband.com) planned to offer ubiquitous service to hundreds of thousands of subscribers residing within a coverage cone of 50 to 75 miles diameter. The HALO Network was to be selectively deployed to premier markets throughout the world.
Angel's services were to be delivered by a wireless communications network hub aboard a High Altitude Long Operation (HALO) piloted, fixed-wing aircraft (the company planned to use modified U-2 spy planes.) HALO aircraft would be operated in shifts above each market to offer service around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days per year.
"We're envisioning a data airline," said Angel CEO Mr. Arnold. But, as you probably guessed, the company never got off the ground.