Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company dating back to the 1970's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).
This certificate's vignette features a pair of topless allegorical figures holding telephone poles. In between them is an old rotary phone, a globe and a staff.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company managed the Bell System's telephone operations in California. It grew by acquiring smaller telephone companies along the Pacific coast.
It built and occupied San Francisco's Pacific Telephone Building on New Montgomery Street which has been described as a "monument to western progress and foresight".