Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Dewey and Almy Chemical Company dating back to the 1950's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Treasurer, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).
This certificate's vignette features a pair of female allegorical figures flanking a globe.
The Dewey and Almy Chemical Company was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1919 and began operations in a plant located in the Cambridge area of Boston.
The company's founders were military men - Colonel Bradley Dewey and Lieutenant Colonol Charles Almy - who were classmates at Harvard.
The company's initial products included a special adhesive for sticking cork discs into bottle caps; rubber vulcanizing cement for brushes; a shellac substitute for "doping" seams of food containers; and "Grippit," an entirely new adhesive designed for universal use.
In 1954, W. R. Grace purchased Dewey & Almy - an investment one industry analyst later called "among the greatest acquisitions of all time."
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