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Flour Mills of America, Inc.

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Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from Flour Mills of America, Inc. dating back to the 1930's. This document, which is signed by the company Chairman of the Board/President and Secretary, was printed by the Franklin-Lee Division of the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 13 1/4" (w) by 9 1/4" (h). 

 

The certificate's vignette features a female allegorical figure with a sickle and harvested grains.


You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
    Historical Context

    Flour Mills of America was incorporated in Maryland in April of 1926 to acquire the properties and assets of the Kansas Flour Mills Company (the owners of the Cereals Company), as well as the properties, trademarks, brands and assets of the Vaher & Spies Milling Company. The two companies combined owned fifteen mills in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    With the acquisitions, the Flour Mills of America became the fourth largest milling concern in the United States, and the largest producer of hard winter wheat flour in the world. Among the brands acquired were, “Made Rite,” “Honey Bee,” “Big 7,” “Enterprise” and “Dainty.” Some of the company’s existing brands were “Sleepy Chief,” “Sleepy Scout” and “Sleepy Brave.”