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American Safety Equipment Corporation


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Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the American Safety Equipment Corporation dating back to the mid to latter 1900's. This document, which contains the printed signatures of a company President and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).


This certificate features an underprint detailing the various industries in which the company was engaged.


You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The American Safety Equipment Corporation was incorporated in New York in 1959. The company produced a line of safety-related accessories for automobiles including seat belts and helmets.

    The company also produced a line of chrome "dress up" accessories like air cleaners, wire looms, oil breathers and chromed pipe joints.

    To promote their products, the company came up with a product line name - IMpact. They also hired a blonde woman to promote the wares in a series of cute ads. Her name was Cookie. For 1969 Cookie appeared in various ads hyping products for the company. They weren't big budget ads - half page black and white ads in the back pages of Hot Rod magazine.

    As the underprint on this piece indicates - the second image presented above - the company later branched out into other methods of transportation, leisure craft, consumer products as well as environmental applications.