Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Mexican Telephone Company dating back to the 1880's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by Arthur & Bonnell and measures approximately 8 1/2" (w) by 5 1/2" (h).
Three revenue stamps are adhered to the back of the piece and are shown in the second picture above.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Mexican Telephone Company was founded by Franklin Delano - the uncle of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt - in 1882 to establish phone service in the country. It is believed the President was named after his uncle. Two years later there was limited phone service in Mexico City.
The company was an American Bell Telephone Company subsidiary.
J. P. Morgan was a member if the company's Board of Directors in 1886.