Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the New York Rubber Company dating back to the 1890's. This document, which was printed by the Continental Bank Note Company, is signed by two company officers, and measures approximately 10 1/2" (w) by 7" (h).
This certificate features two vignettes - an allegorical female figure (Liberty) with an eagle, a flag and a shield at the top of the piece, and a fire hose at the bottom.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The New York Rubber Company was organized in 1848, to manufacture articles under the Goodyear patent. They began operations on Staten Island, and in 1857 moved to Beacon, New York (to the former Tioranda Cotton Mill.) The company produced the country's first rubber balls, toys and dolls.
During World War II, the company manufactured life rafts for the war effort. Local legend claims that when fighter pilot George H. W. Bush was shot down over the ocean, it was a New York Rubber Company life raft that saved his life.
All of our pieces are original - we do not sell reproductions. If you ever find out that one of our pieces is not authentic, you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price and any associated shipping charges.