Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Flint Motor Company dating back to the 1920's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice-President and Secretary, was printed by the E. A. Wright Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 8 3/4" (h).
The certificate's vignette features a pair of allegorical female figures flanking the company's logo. Below them sits some laboratory equipment, while in the background there are a pair of industrial scenes.
In the first eight months of operation, the value of the company rose from the initial $5 million to an estimated $18 million. By 1926, the building proved to be too large for manufacturing operations. The same year General Motors purchased the plant for $4 million and became the largest of the Fisher Body plants.
After the sale of his building, Durant moved the Flint Motor Company to Elizabeth, New Jersey in an attempt to bolster his failing Durant Motor Company. The depression of 1929 completely wiped out the last traces of Durant’s companies. As a result, Durant lost $40 million.
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