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Illinois Traction Company

$8.00

SKU: 2096
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Illinois Traction Company dating back to the 1910's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer and Stock Officer, was printed by the British American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h). 

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    Incorporated in the state of Maine in 1904, the Illinois Traction Company was a conglomeration of fifteen regional traction lines (including the Kankakee & Urbana Traction Company and the Illinois Terminal Railroad), gas, heating & electrical companies.

    Interestingly, at one time the president of the company was Clement Studebaker, Jr., son of the legendary automobile pioneer. The company was later acquired by the Illinois Power & Light Company.