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Inter-Locking Rail and Structural Steel Co.

$195.00

SKU: 4118
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Inter-Locking Rail and Structural Steel Co. dating back to the 1910's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Smith Brooks of Denver, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 9" (h). 

 

This certificate features a pair of vignettes - the company founder (Barnhill) at the left and a train at the right. Also, within the border there is a steel beam and at the bottom is a skeletal steel structure.

 

Very hard to find piece! 

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    This company was incorporated in Colorado in 1913, and was the successor to the Interlocking Rail Joint Manufacturing Company.

    The company made railroad tracks that interlocked to provide additional strength and flexibility. The founder of the company - J. F. Barnhill - is pictured on the piece and credited as the man who invented the inter-locking rail.

    The company had offices in Chicago and Denver.