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Rogers-Brown Iron Company

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SKU: 1432gr
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique bond certificate from the Rogers-Brown Iron Company dating back to the 1920's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 10 1/4" (w) by 14 1/2" (h).

 

The certificate's vignette features a trio of allegorical figures

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 Rogers-Brown Iron Company was incorporated on December 27, 1909, in New York, and absorbed the Buffalo & Susquehanna Iron Company by an exchange of stock.

    The company controlled, by lease or stock ownership, ore lands in Minnesota and Michigan, which were said to contain about 25,000,000 tons of iron ore. They also held control of the output of 3,800 acres of coal land at Tyler and Sykesville, Pennsylvania, with an estimate of 14,000,000 tons of coal; and owned four blast furnaces at Buffalo, New York, which had a capacity of about 1,400 tons of pig iron per day.

    In conjunction with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the company also owned a canal which connected the plant with the harbor at Buifalo. The plant also had rail connections with the leading railroads entering Bufialo.

    The company also owned all the stock of the Munro Iron Mining Company.

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