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American Chicle Company (Chewing Gum)

$35.00

SKU: 7437rd
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the American Chicle Company dating back to the 1920's. This document was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11 1/4" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).

 

This certificate's vignette features an allegorical female figure holding some grapes with other fruit trees in the background.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured. Please note paper loss on left side of purple certificate resulting from careless staple removal.

    Historical Context

    The American Chicle Company was a chewing gum trust founded by Edward E. Beeman and Jonathan Primle.

    The company was incorporated in Trenton, New Jersey, on June 2, 1899. Its market capitalization was $9,000,000 with one third issued as preferred stock and 6% with cumulative dividends. The business was composed of the chewing gum concerns in Brooklyn, New York (Adams Sons & Company); Cleveland, Ohio (W. J. White & Sons); Chicago, Illinois (J. P. Primley); Louisville, Kentucky (Kis-Me Gum Company); and Toronto, Ontario (S. T. Britten & Co.). The corporation operated factories and gum forests in Yucatan.

    American Chicle utilized Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in 1950 to promote its products via radio, newspapers, and television. American Chicle was acquired by the pharmaceutical company Warner-Lambert in 1962; Warner-Lambert was acquired by Pfizer in 2000.

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