Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Allentown Rail-Road Company dating back to the 1850's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by R. C. Root, Anthony & Co. and measures approximately 7 3/4" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Allentown Rail-Road company was founded to build a line to transport anthracite from the lower Schuylkill basin to Allentown. The line was also planned to connect with the Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad that ran through northern Lebanon County.
However, the Philadelphia & Reading obtained controlling interest in both railroads in 1869 and merged them into its system. The project collapsed and was never revived.