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Illinois Traction Company

$15.00

SKU: 471
Product Details

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.

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.