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Ridge, who was employed by the reorganized company. The device proved unsuccessful, and additional efforts were made to develop it, but the company was handicapped by lack of capital.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Hupp Automatic Mail Exchange Company

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Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Hupp Automatic Mail Exchange Company dating back to the 1910's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, measures approximately 13 3/4" (w) by 10" (h). 

 

This certificate features a unique vignette of the company's mail exchange system.

 

Very desirable piece.

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You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
    Historical Context

    The Hupp Automatic Mail Exchange Company was organized in 1910 to manufacture and sell a device which automatically exchanged mail between rapidly moving trains.

     

    Efforts were made to get the Post Office to install this device on all railroads, but without success.

     

    In 1915 the Chicago & Alton Railroad contracted with the Hupp Automatic Mail Exchange Company for the installation of their system, and in their efforts to provide working capital for the enterprise, Albert Hupp, the inventor and president of the company, and the other officers, were indicted on the charge of using the mails to defraud.

     

    The company was then reorganized with entirely new officers, and the system was installed on the Chicago & Alton Railroad by Samuel B. Ridge, who was employed by the reorganized company. The device proved unsuccessful, and additional efforts were made to develop it, but the company was handicapped by lack of capital.

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