Chicago Railway Equipment Company
Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Chicago Railway Equipment Company dating back to the 1890's. This document was printed by the Western Bank Note Company and measures approximately 12" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).
This certificate's vignette features a train steaming into a city depot.
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The Chicago Railway Equipment Company was founded in 1887 by Edward B. Leigh, and was a descendant of the National Hollow Brake Beam Company. During its first 20 years, this firm sold over six million brake beams.
Though the company was founded in Chicago, it was actually incorporated and ultimately declared bankrupt in Dane County, Wisconsin. The company also had a plant in Detroit.