Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the L. B. Patent Shoe Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Goes, and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).
This certificate's vignette features an eagle perched on a dome. There is also an underprint of allegorical Liberty.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The L. B. Patent Shoe Company was incorporated in Washington, DC and had offices in the Corcoran Building on 15th and F Streets.
The company owned the United States Patent granted to T. Leadbetter of Leeds, England, for a shoe with a detachable sole and/or heel. The shoe came with two sets of heels which allowed the wearer to switch them at their leisure (in about three minutes per company literature) thus prolonging the life of the shoe.