Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Atomotor Mfg. Co., Inc. dating back to the 1950's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Goes and measures approximately 10 3/4" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).
This certificate's vignette features the Texas Star.
The Atomotor Mfg. Co., Inc. was incorporated in Texas and was based in San Antonio.
William Estep, the company founder, who had variously held himself out as an atomic scientist, an inventor, a doctor of medicine, and a spiritualistic healer, was convicted of fraud and registration violations in connection with the sale of stock of the company, which was fraudulently represented as being about to market a fuelless self-energizing motor or, in effect, a claimed perpetual motion machine.