{"id":2514356961344,"title":"C. Brewer and Company Limited (Hawaii)","handle":"c-brewer-amd-company-limited-hawaii","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Details\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeautifully engraved antique stock certificate from C. Brewer and Company dating back to the early to the 1920's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 10 1\/2\" (w) by 7\" (h).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate features three fantastic vignettes. Founder James Hunnewell and First President P. C. Jones flank the schooner Missionary Packet at the top. At the bottom left is a wharf side C. Brewer office and at the bottom right is another wharf side building.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFantastic piece from this historic Hawaiian company.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eC. Brewer \u0026amp; Co., Ltd. was a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/honolulu-hawaii\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHonolulu\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e-based company that was once part of the Big Five companies in territorial \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/hawaii\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHawaii\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e. The company did most of its business in agriculture.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg height=\"291\" width=\"208\" style=\"margin-top: 15px; margin-right: 25px; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;\" alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/CBREWER.png?v=1596418058\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe company was founded by Captain James Hunnewell (1794–1869) of \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/massachusetts\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMassachusetts\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e in 1826, making it the oldest of Big Five companies. The company originally traded sandalwood with China. Henry A. Peirce joined in 1828 as a clerk, and worked his way up to a partner. Peirce took over when Hunnewell left two years later. Charles Brewer (pictured at the left, 1804–1885), the master of Peirce's \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/maritime\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eships\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e, became a partner in December 1835 and the business was known as Peirce \u0026amp; Brewer.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePeirce retired to a life as diplomat in 1843, and the company was renamed after Brewer, who shifted the company's focus to supplying whaling ships and general merchandise. Brewer ran the business with his nephew Charles Brewer II (1823–1863) until 1845, returned to Boston in 1849, on the ship that brought the first gold from the California Gold Rush. He continued to be an investor, and convinced Peirce and Hunnewell to rejoin him for a while. James Fowler Baldwin Marshall and Francis Johnson took over management of the Honolulu business. Stephen H. Williams and Benjamin F. Snow continued the business, and Charles Brewer II ran the business again in 1859, reviving the C. Brewer \u0026amp; Co. name. Sherman Peck and Charles H. Lunt took over in 1861 when the younger Brewer retired. Henry Alpheus Peirce Carter (1837–1891) became a partner in 1862 until 1874.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIn 1863, the company entered Hawaii's \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/sugar-companies\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003esugar cane\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e industry, managing three plantations on Maui. Peter Cushman Jones became a partner in 1871, and its president from 1883 until 1891. In 1904, the company purchased the Pepeekeo Sugar Company on the island of Hawaii.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe company emerged to become one of Hawaii's Big Five companies, albeit the smallest. By 1925, after more consolidation, C. Brewer handled 25% of the islands' sugar and was one of Hawaii's largest corporate landholders. In 1930 the new C. Brewer headquarters building was built at 827 Fort Street in the heart of downtown Honolulu's business district which is on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Oahu. In 1959, seeing the need for further diversification, the company entered the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/food-drink\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003emacadamia nut\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e industry, and later produced the majority of the world's macadamia nuts under the name Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBetween 1978 and 1986, the company was owned by International Utilities Corp. In 1986, the company's Hawaii president led a $200 million buyout by other executives, investors, and friends. The move once again put control of the company into Hawaii hands, but it left the company in heavy debt. The macadamia orchards were spun off as a separate company. C. 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Jones flank the schooner Missionary Packet at the top. At the bottom left is a wharf side C. Brewer office and at the bottom right is another wharf side building.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFantastic piece from this historic Hawaiian company.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eC. Brewer \u0026amp; Co., Ltd. was a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/honolulu-hawaii\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHonolulu\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e-based company that was once part of the Big Five companies in territorial \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/hawaii\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHawaii\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e. The company did most of its business in agriculture.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg height=\"291\" width=\"208\" style=\"margin-top: 15px; margin-right: 25px; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;\" alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/CBREWER.png?v=1596418058\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe company was founded by Captain James Hunnewell (1794–1869) of \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/massachusetts\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMassachusetts\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e in 1826, making it the oldest of Big Five companies. The company originally traded sandalwood with China. Henry A. Peirce joined in 1828 as a clerk, and worked his way up to a partner. Peirce took over when Hunnewell left two years later. Charles Brewer (pictured at the left, 1804–1885), the master of Peirce's \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/maritime\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eships\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e, became a partner in December 1835 and the business was known as Peirce \u0026amp; Brewer.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePeirce retired to a life as diplomat in 1843, and the company was renamed after Brewer, who shifted the company's focus to supplying whaling ships and general merchandise. Brewer ran the business with his nephew Charles Brewer II (1823–1863) until 1845, returned to Boston in 1849, on the ship that brought the first gold from the California Gold Rush. He continued to be an investor, and convinced Peirce and Hunnewell to rejoin him for a while. James Fowler Baldwin Marshall and Francis Johnson took over management of the Honolulu business. Stephen H. Williams and Benjamin F. Snow continued the business, and Charles Brewer II ran the business again in 1859, reviving the C. Brewer \u0026amp; Co. name. Sherman Peck and Charles H. Lunt took over in 1861 when the younger Brewer retired. Henry Alpheus Peirce Carter (1837–1891) became a partner in 1862 until 1874.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIn 1863, the company entered Hawaii's \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/sugar-companies\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003esugar cane\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e industry, managing three plantations on Maui. Peter Cushman Jones became a partner in 1871, and its president from 1883 until 1891. In 1904, the company purchased the Pepeekeo Sugar Company on the island of Hawaii.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe company emerged to become one of Hawaii's Big Five companies, albeit the smallest. By 1925, after more consolidation, C. Brewer handled 25% of the islands' sugar and was one of Hawaii's largest corporate landholders. In 1930 the new C. Brewer headquarters building was built at 827 Fort Street in the heart of downtown Honolulu's business district which is on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Oahu. In 1959, seeing the need for further diversification, the company entered the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/food-drink\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003emacadamia nut\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e industry, and later produced the majority of the world's macadamia nuts under the name Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBetween 1978 and 1986, the company was owned by International Utilities Corp. In 1986, the company's Hawaii president led a $200 million buyout by other executives, investors, and friends. The move once again put control of the company into Hawaii hands, but it left the company in heavy debt. The macadamia orchards were spun off as a separate company. C. Brewer closed down its sugar business on Maui in 1988 and on the Big Island in 1994. Its real estate business was spun off in 1993. The company moved to Hilo, Hawaii in 1998.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBy the end of the 20th century, the company still owned some 70,000 acres throughout the state. In 2000, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut was sold to The Shansby Group. In 2001, however, the company's shareholders voted to liquidate C. Brewer \u0026amp; Co., Ltd. The company formally dissolved in 2006.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe company's chairman, John W. A. \"Doc\" Buyers, bought a large portion of the company's assets in 2001 and formed a successor company called D. Buyers Enterprises, focused on the \"wellness\" industry.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

C. Brewer and Company Limited (Hawaii)

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Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from C. Brewer and Company dating back to the early to the 1920's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 10 1/2" (w) by 7" (h).

This certificate features three fantastic vignettes. Founder James Hunnewell and First President P. C. Jones flank the schooner Missionary Packet at the top. At the bottom left is a wharf side C. Brewer office and at the bottom right is another wharf side building.

Fantastic piece from this historic Hawaiian company.

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You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    C. Brewer & Co., Ltd. was a Honolulu-based company that was once part of the Big Five companies in territorial Hawaii. The company did most of its business in agriculture.

     

    The company was founded by Captain James Hunnewell (1794–1869) of Massachusetts in 1826, making it the oldest of Big Five companies. The company originally traded sandalwood with China. Henry A. Peirce joined in 1828 as a clerk, and worked his way up to a partner. Peirce took over when Hunnewell left two years later. Charles Brewer (pictured at the left, 1804–1885), the master of Peirce's ships, became a partner in December 1835 and the business was known as Peirce & Brewer.

    Peirce retired to a life as diplomat in 1843, and the company was renamed after Brewer, who shifted the company's focus to supplying whaling ships and general merchandise. Brewer ran the business with his nephew Charles Brewer II (1823–1863) until 1845, returned to Boston in 1849, on the ship that brought the first gold from the California Gold Rush. He continued to be an investor, and convinced Peirce and Hunnewell to rejoin him for a while. James Fowler Baldwin Marshall and Francis Johnson took over management of the Honolulu business. Stephen H. Williams and Benjamin F. Snow continued the business, and Charles Brewer II ran the business again in 1859, reviving the C. Brewer & Co. name. Sherman Peck and Charles H. Lunt took over in 1861 when the younger Brewer retired. Henry Alpheus Peirce Carter (1837–1891) became a partner in 1862 until 1874.

    In 1863, the company entered Hawaii's sugar cane industry, managing three plantations on Maui. Peter Cushman Jones became a partner in 1871, and its president from 1883 until 1891. In 1904, the company purchased the Pepeekeo Sugar Company on the island of Hawaii.

    The company emerged to become one of Hawaii's Big Five companies, albeit the smallest. By 1925, after more consolidation, C. Brewer handled 25% of the islands' sugar and was one of Hawaii's largest corporate landholders. In 1930 the new C. Brewer headquarters building was built at 827 Fort Street in the heart of downtown Honolulu's business district which is on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Oahu. In 1959, seeing the need for further diversification, the company entered the macadamia nut industry, and later produced the majority of the world's macadamia nuts under the name Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation.

    Between 1978 and 1986, the company was owned by International Utilities Corp. In 1986, the company's Hawaii president led a $200 million buyout by other executives, investors, and friends. The move once again put control of the company into Hawaii hands, but it left the company in heavy debt. The macadamia orchards were spun off as a separate company. C. Brewer closed down its sugar business on Maui in 1988 and on the Big Island in 1994. Its real estate business was spun off in 1993. The company moved to Hilo, Hawaii in 1998.

    By the end of the 20th century, the company still owned some 70,000 acres throughout the state. In 2000, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut was sold to The Shansby Group. In 2001, however, the company's shareholders voted to liquidate C. Brewer & Co., Ltd. The company formally dissolved in 2006.

    The company's chairman, John W. A. "Doc" Buyers, bought a large portion of the company's assets in 2001 and formed a successor company called D. Buyers Enterprises, focused on the "wellness" industry.

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