International Nickel Company


SKU: 2962ol
Product Details


Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the International Nickel Company dating back to the 1910's and 1920's. This document, which is signed by two company officers, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).


This certificate's beautiful vignette features a reclining allegorical female figure with a sleeping lion.


You will receive the exact certificate pictured.


PLEASE NOTE uneven left and right margin cropping on the red piece.

    Historical Context

    Some important dates in the history of the International Nickel Company:

    1902 - The International Nickel Company is formed (it would not be incorporated - in New Jersey - until some 13 years later).

    1903 - Wright Brothers' first successful airplane was flown. The engine for latermodels (1908-1912) used a nickel steel crankshaft and began a century-long relationship between nickel and the aviation industry.

    1915 - International Nickel Company stock was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange on September 23.

    1916 - The International Nickel Company of Canada Limited was incorporated July 25, as a subsidiary of The International Nickel Company (the American corporation).

    1919 - The International Nickel Co. begins using the trademark name, INCO.

    1921 - International Nickel builds a rolling mill at Huntington, West Virginia for the production of MONEL nickel. This marks the beginning of Inco Alloys.

    1939 - King George VI and Queen Elizabeth became the first members of the British Royal family to visit the Sudbury, Ontario nickel operations, and the Queen became the first woman to go underground in one of the District's mines, Inco's Frood Mine.

    1940's - During the war years, 1939 to 1945, International Nickel delivered 1.5 billion pounds of nickel, 1.75 billion pounds of copper, and over 1.8 million ounces of the platinum metals to the allied countries. The tonnage of ore mined by International Nickel during the war years equaled the production of the company and its predecessors during the previous 54 years of their existence.

    1969 - On July 20, astronaut Neil Armstrong took his first step on the surface of the moon. Inco nickel alloys played a vital role in this historic moon voyage.