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Illinois Traction Company

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Stock Number: 471
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Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Illinois Traction Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, was a printed by the British American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).

 

This certificate's vignette features an allegorical female figure holding a light and torch and riding a winged wheel.

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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.

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