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Millerstown Iron Company


SKU: 1628
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Millerstown Iron Company dating back to the 1800's. This document was printed by W. Rosenthal, Pr. of Reading and measures approximately 11 1/4" (w) by 8" (h).


The certificate's vignette features the Pennsylvania State Seal. 

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

    The Millerstown Iron Company in Macungie, Pewnnsylvania, was a small operation, one of several along the former East Pennsylvania Railroad, and it had difficulties remaining profitable. It was under construction in 1873 when a financial “panic” hit the ironmaking industry hard, putting many furnaces out of blast at least temporarily.

    Its great claim to fame, locally at least, is that its superintendent from 1880 to 1890 was a superb amateur photographer who has left many photographs from the late 1880s.

    The furnace was in and out of blast until 1913, and was reactivated briefly during World War I. It finally closed down in 1918.