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American Commercial Alcohol Corporation

$15.00

SKU: 3409
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the American Commercial Alcohol Corporation dating back to the 1930's. This document, which contains the signature of a company Authorized Officer, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).

 

This certificate's vignette features two male figures flanking the company's logo. They are surrounded by an array of items including books and laboratory equipment.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    In 1928, the American Commercial Alcohol Corporation was formed via a merger of the American Distilling Company, David Berg Industrial Alcohol Company (founded 1911 in Philadelphia), and the S.M. Mayer Alcohol Company (founded 1926 in Gretna, Louisiana.)

    In the 1930’s, the American Commercial Alcohol Corporation operated plants in Pekin, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Hoboken, New Jersey; and Sausalito, California. Interestingly, James Joseph “Gene” Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champion, actually served as the company’s Director for a period of time.

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