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Yellow Taxi Company (Detroit)

$35.00

SKU: 5868
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Yellow Taxi Company. This piece dates back to the 1920's, and is signed by the company President and Secretary. This certificate was printed by Goes and measures approximately 10 3/4" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).

 

This certificate features an eagle with its wings outstretched in front of a warefront city's skyline.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The first man in America to build an efficient taxi, designed exclusively for taxi service, was John E. Murphy, President (who has signed this piece) and General Manager of the Yellow Taxi Company of Detroit. This was in 1909.

    With his associates. Mr. Murphy took over the Taxicab Service Company that same year, and then united it with the Yellow Taxicab Company in 1922 to form the Yellow Taxi Company.

    The Yellow Taxi Company of Detroit had no affiliation with the large concern of a similar name in Chicago. Different colored taxicabs were operated in different cities and states by individual companies, the color they choose being one of personal preference.