Granite City Steel Company


SKU: 3206
Product Details


Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Granite City Steel Company dating back to the 1950's and 1960's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary/Treasurer, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).


The certificate's vignette features a male allegorical figure with a gear, sledgehammer, anvil and chain.


The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.

    Historical Context

    The Granite City Works traces its roots to 1878, when brothers William and Frederick Niedringhaus built a steel factory in St. Louis for their granite kitchenware business. With no room to expand, they moved the plant across the river in 1892 and started their own company town — Granite City.

    The Granite City Steel Company was sold to National Steel before being purchased by United States Steel in 2003 via bankruptcy proceedings.

    The acquisition made US Steel the largest steel producer in the United States.