Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Hobart Manufacturing Company dating back to the 1960's and 1970's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company Chairman of the Board, President and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).
The certificate's vignette features a female figure flanked by a conveyor belt with food products to the left and a farming scene to the right.
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Hobart was founded in 1897 as the Hobart Electric Manufacturing Company in Troy, Ohio, by Clarence Charles Hobart (1855-1932). To increase motor sales, the company attached motors to coffee mills and meat grinders, creating a powered food production machine.
The company reorganized in 1913 as The Hobart Manufacturing Company and became Hobart Corporation in 1974. The former KitchenAid division was formed in 1919. In 1934, Hobart bought the Dayton Scale Company (an IBM division) from IBM.
Dart & Kraft acquired Hobart in 1981. KitchenAid was sold to Whirlpool Corporation in 1986 after the consummation of a $150 million purchase offer proposed in January 1985. Dart & Kraft split in 1986, with Hobart becoming part of Premark. Premark was acquired by Illinois Tool Works in 1999.
In 2001, Hobart became a part of Illinois Tool Works Food Equipment Group.