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Giannini Scientific Corporation


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Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Giannini Scientific Corporation dating back to the 1960's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Security-Columbian Bank Note Company and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).


The certificate features a great vignette of a scientific orb.


You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    In 1945, Gabriello Giannini founded Giannini Controls Corporation which manufactured aircraft and missile guidance systems. In 1961 after this company went public and expanded, Giannini left to establish Giannini Scientific Corporation, a holding company for technological industries, later to become Geotel.


    He personally directed the corporate research laboratory at Plasmadyne in California, where he developd his early work on arc thrusters. His pioneering work did not remain limited to the laboratory but extended to promoting and popularizing the potential of new thruster concepts, as the articles published on Scientific American on the "Plasma jet"5 in 1957 and on “Electric Propulsion” in 19616 clearly show. So, in the late fifties and early ‘60s Giannini came to be widely recognized as one of the forerunners of EP