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Automobile Advertising Company

$30.00

SKU: 1424

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Product Details

 

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Automobile Advertising Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by the Thorp & Martin Co. of Boston, and measures approximately 11 1/4" (w) by 8 3/4" (h).

 

This certificate's truly unique vignette features a prototype of one the company's vehicles.

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You will receive the exact certificate pictured. Please note uneven trim of left side margin. Borders are intact.

    Historical Context

    This company was originally incorporated as the Lightning Change Advertising Company in Maine with offices in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1899, the company's name was changed to the Automobile Advertising Company.

     

    The company was formed to manufacture electric motor carriages for advertising purposes. The construction of the vehicles was to be subcontracted with licensing agreements. The company believed their patents were strong and would limit competition. The company estimated they could circulate several vehicles around Boston for fees of $40 per day

    No vehicles were ever built, and the company was bankrupt by 1912.