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Matteawan Manufacturing Company

$75.00

SKU: 2098
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Matteawan Manufacturing Company dating back to the 1910's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Hatch & Co. and measures approximately 11" (w) by 7" (h).

 

This certificate features a pair of great vignettes - the company's works in Beacon, New York appear at the top and a duo of Native Americans adorn the left side.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured. The fourth picture above is of a cluster of five revenue stamps on the back of the piece.

    Historical Context

    The Matteawan Manufacturing Company was formed in Beacon, New York in 1864. At the time, the company’s plant, which produced fine woolen and felt hats and was located between Fishkill Creek and Main Street, was one of the largest manufacturing facilities in New York state.

    In 1882, the company began producing straw hats as well.

    By 1913, the company employed 332 men and 70 women.

    The company’s goods were sold through goods are sold through Searle Dailey & Company, 600 Broadway, New York City.

    The building would later become the first lawnmower manufacturing plant in the United States before being turned into a high end hotel, spa and restaurant in 2012.

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