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Laclede Gas Light Company

$14.00

SKU: 953
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Laclede Gas Light Company dating back to the 1890's. This document, which has been signed by the company President, was printed by the Franklin Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).

 

This certificate's vignette features gas storage tanks surrounded by a wall. Outside, people and horse drawn carriages navigate a city street.

The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.

    Historical Context

    Founded in 1857, the Laclede Gas Company and several smaller companies merged in 1889 with the St. Louis Gas Light Company to form the Laclede Gas Light Company, which held a monopoly on the manufacture and supply of gas in St. Louis. by 1950, Laclede Gas Company dropped "Light" from its name, reflecting the firm's growing role as a supplier of fuel for heating and cooking.

    This company was one of the original 12 Dow Jones components when the exchange opened on May 26, 1896. The other 11 companies were:

    American Cotton Oil
    American Sugar
    American Tobacco
    Chicago Gas
    Distilling & Cattle Feeding
    General Electric
    National Lead
    North American
    Tennessee Coal & Iron
    U.S. Leather (preferred)
    U.S. Rubber