Two brothers, Thaddeus and Erastus Fairbanks founded the Fairbanks Scales manufacturing company in 1830 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Fairbanks employs over 500 employees nationwide. It maintains service centers, distributors and sales offices in 49 states and in over 25 countries. It sells precision and bench scales, heavy capacity truck scales, and railroad track scales. ADS Certificate: signed by, Charles Beach, Weigher - from: Erastus J. Fairbanks; 05/10/1884 - 5 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink on the Fairbanks' Standard Scales Certificate Form; with lovely age-toning seen. Overall, fine condition.
George T. Hane Baugh, Predsident of Anton Chico Development Company Ltd. Incorprorated under the laws of the State of Nevada. Capital Stock Certificate Signed, 10/31/1932 - 10 1/2 x 8 1/3 No. 415 Share 15 a Land Development Co. based in New Mexico and stock shares sold in the State of Nevada. Nice and Clear writing seen signed in blk ink with a two-fold verical crease and an embossed seal of the Corporation. Overall, fine/extra fine condition.
George T. Hane Baugh, Predsident of Anton Chico Development Company Ltd. Incorprorated under the laws of the State of Nevada. Capital Stock Certificate Signed, 10/31/1933 - 10 1/2 x 8 1/3 No. 774 Share 15 a Land Development Co. based in New Mexico and stock shares sold in the State of Nevada. Nice and Clear writing seen signed in blk ink with a two-fold verical crease and an embossed seal of the Corporation. Overall, fine/extra fine condition.
S.E. Beach, President of Sun Oil Company, California Chapter. Sun Oil Co. Incorperated in December 1920. Capital Stock No. 3907 100 Shares. Stock sold to Laura E. York on 06/01/1921 in the state of California. Certificate Signed by President, 06/01/1921 - 12 x 8 1/2 with a two-fold vertical crease. Signed in blk ink pen with 100% teeth in seal and minor tears around edging overall, very good condition.
Dr. John Henry Bryant ( Born: New York July 24, 1835- Died: Los Angeles ca.1910) President of Wabash Mining Company in California from 1899-1901. Stock No. 48-52 1,000 shares x 5 certificates. Shares sold on the 5th day of December 1899. Stock Certificates Signed, 12/05/1899 - 10 x 8 signed in blk ink on rag paper with a two-fold vertical crease. U.S. 50Cts. Stamp with presidents initials. Nice and clean with a few minor stains overall, fine/very fine condition.
Reuben Atwater Chapman (Sept. 20, 1801 Russel, Mass.–June 28, 1873 Fluelen, Switzerland) was an American attorney who served as chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court from 1868 until his death in 1873. Document Signed, 07/08/1870 - 8 x 12 (pp 8) signed in blk ink from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supreme Court with a relief emboss seal of the state Scale of Justice of MA on page 8, & a light pupil seal fixed (Weights & Measures of Justics)on recto. Case involving an Oil Company called “Terry & Stoddard.” A four-fold crease with lovely age-toning seen throughout document. Attractive with clear wording of text. Overall, fine condition.
The Martinsburg Statesman Circulation - Statesman-democrat, and Valley star, (1869-1906). Published every Tuesday, Martinsburg, W.V. Signed by Proprietor Robert S. Eichelberger, for one year subscriptions at $2.00 per year. It clams to have the largest circulation of any paper published in the State. Six (6) Documents Signed, 07/21/1871-06/01/1875 - 8 x 3 1/4 signed in blk ink from the Staesman’s printing press in blue ink; Generalized stains, wearm and light browning and abrasions have been seen. Overall, good/very good condition.
James John Davis (October 27, 1873 – November 22, 1947) was an American steel worker and Republican Party politician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served as U.S. Secretary of Labor and represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate. He was also known by the nicknames of the "Iron Puddler" and "Puddler Jim." Autograph Card Signed n.d. - 4 x 2 1/2 written in blue ink pen on U.S. Sec. of Labor card overall, fine/very fine condition.
Morgan County was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in March 1820 from parts of Berkeley and Hampshire counties. It was named in honor of General Daniel Morgan (1736–1802). Documents Signed, (14 deeds) 05/12/1859 - 7 1/2 x 12 written in blk ink on old English fiber wire woven blue parchment with a four-fold crease. This deed for goods, is from the historical town of Bath, County of Morgan, VA (WV). Slight age-toning seen. Overall, fine/veryfine condition.
Note: other receipts mentions the important persons of Bath, McCatlett and Sir Johns Run.
Early Tax Receipt Document (1863-1865) from Morgan County, WV. Document Signed, J.J. Wysong on 04/28/1868 - 8 x 5 1/4 written in blk ink on line fiber parchment with prominent age-toning seen and a one-center fold crease. A tax receipt docket for general merchant and postmaster related correspondence for a Henry Willard in Martinsburg, WV. Overall, fine condition.
Howard Elliott (December 6, 1860 - July 8, 1928) was president of Northern Pacific Railway 1903-1913, and president of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad beginning in 1913. Typed letter Signed, 02/19/1916 - 8 x 10 1/2 Folio: signed in blk ink by A.J. County, Special Asst. to President. (e.g., later became, Vice President-Treasury, Penn. Railroad). Also, wriiten in lead pencil a note at bottom initialed by Howard Elliott. On verso, a lovely Office of President stamped in blue ink round date of Feb. 24, 1916 with a four-fold and two punched holes & pin holes to top corner where both letters were held together. Light age-toning seen. Overall, fine condition.
Richard Theodore Ely (1854–1943) was an American economist, author, and leader of the Progressive movement who called for more government intervention in order to reform what they perceived as the injustices of capitalism, especially regarding factory conditions, compulsory education, child labor, and labor unions. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 10/12/1894 - 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink with no appearance of age-toning. Overall, very fine condition.
Emily Faithfull (1835–1895) was an English women's rights activist, and publisher. Autograph Slip Writing Signed , 03/05/1893 - 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink overall, very fine condition.
Johnstown, settled in 1770, is perhaps most famous for its three major floods. The "Great Flood" of May 31, 1889, occurred after the South Fork Dam collapsed 14.1 miles (22.7 km) upstream from the city during heavy rains. At least 2,209 people died as a result of the flood and subsequent fire that raged through the debris. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nicknamed Johnstown, the Flood City in 1936. Typed Letter Typed Unsigned, 07/17/1901 - 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 with a center fold. Envelope: MFG from: Enterprise Steam Laundry, Johnstown, PA; postal marking and cancelled stamp recto and rec'd in Pittsburg, PA on verso. Letter and Envelope show normal age-toning and slight staning with abrasions. Overall, very good condition.
Johnstown, settled in 1770, is perhaps most famous for its three major floods. The "Great Flood" of May 31, 1889, occurred after the South Fork Dam collapsed 14.1 miles (22.7 km) upstream from the city during heavy rains. At least 2,209 people died as a result of the flood and subsequent fire that raged through the debris. Another major flood occurred in 1936. Autograph Letter Signed, 03/15/1902 - 6 x 7 1/2 written on line parchment in blk ink by, Mrs. Regima Steepe to: J.K. Haner & Co. regarding photographic images to be made and framed. Rich dark browning seen with a four-fold crease and a half frank signed. Overall, very good/fine condition.
Herbst & Aftorfer, Dealers In Hardware, Stoves, Tinware, and Farm Implements; from the Town of Roanoke, Virginia 1880. The town first called "Big Lick" was established in 1852 and chartered in 1874. It was named for a large outcropping of salt which drew the wildlife to the site near the Roanoke River. Document Business Letterheard Leaf Unsigned, 1889 - 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 printed on red line parchment with a deep browning hue seen. Slight stains, with minor trimming and absence on parchment, hermetically sealed from elements. Overall, very good condition.
Cave Johnson (January 11, 1793 – November 23, 1866) was for fourteen years a Democratic U.S. Congressman from Tennessee. He was also the United States Postmaster General under James K. Polk from 1845–1849. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. - 3 x 2 mounted 5 x 3 written in blk ink on verso and writing in the hand of the author on recto and cut from an ALS. Nice clear and deep golden 'age-toning' seen overall, fine condition.
Fiorello H. La Guardia, in full Fiorello Henry La Guardia (born: Dec. 11, 1882, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died: Sept. 20, 1947, New York), American politician and lawyer who served three terms (1933–45) as mayor of New York City. Typed Letter Signed, 01/23/1942 - 8 1/2 x 10/10 Folio: signed in blk ink as Mayor of New York City; with nice clean back field and even toning seen overall, fine condition.
R.J. Leonardo, President of Main Oil Company of California. Main Oil Company of California was a subsidiary of Standard Oil, SoCal. Capital Stock of the Main Oil Co. signed on 22ns day of January AD 1926. Stock Certificate Signed, 01/22/1926 - 10 1/2 x 8 signed in blk ink with a two-fold verical crease. Some minor wear and tear around edging overall, fine condition.
The Family Business of the Brother’s Younger & Smith Chandler from Lynchburg, Virginia -- during the pre-American Civil War era. The sales of general good such as Coffee, Whiskey, Cotten, and Sacks was common amoung business slave ownership. These products came from the Chandler’s Family Fields with the legal rights to own slaves to work on them.The business was close to the James River where bootleging was a common place for making Moonshine and Whiskey. It was possible that the Chandler's were doing business with the Farewell's of Lynchburg during that time. Document Signed, 08/14/1857 - 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 Folio: written in blk ink on fine line dye pale blue rag-like parchment with a family embossed seal of 'C.C.' probably Cary Chandler. On verso, the goods of fresh tobacco and farm goods are present; with some faxing and staning seen. Plus, a four-fold crease and wearor slight fading on ink. Overall, very good condition.
Henry Codman Potter (sometimes I or Sr.; May 25, 1835 - July 21, 1908) was a bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. He was the seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. - 4 1/12 x 3 Leaf: written in blk ink with nice and golden-brown age-toning seen. Overall, fine condition.
History speakes to us even through MFG letter heads:
Allentown Pennsylvania starding in 1782, was home to business manufacturing iron products of many types, being used in the White House and at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. It's boilers and kilns were used across the United States, and also in Canada, Cuba and the Philippines. Autograph Letter Signed, 03/24/1891 - 8 1/4 x 11 written in blk ink on old English fine woven fiber wire parchment with a four-fold crease. "Office of W.H. Rice, Manufacturer of all sizes of Kiln=Dried Kegs and Barrels." Letter head shows a rich golden-browning along edging and a lighter toning seen inside of field; with minor tears and wear plus, fading of wording in text. Overall, very good condition.
J.R. Williams, Secretary of the Kern Oil Land Development Company Incorperated Oct. 1899. Stock No. 560 100 Shares Capital Stock in Kern Country California. Shares sold in Kern City, Ca. on Feb.2. 1900 to B.F. Brooks. Certificate Signed by President, 02/02/1900 - 9 1/2 x 8 signed in blk ink with a two-fold vertical crease. U.S. 5 Cts. Stamp with president initials J.B.M. Nice and clear lettering seen with some minor tears otherwise, very good/fine condition.
Peter Waldron Yates (August 23, 1747 – 1826) was a lawyer and statesman from Albany, New York. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1786. Autograph Slip Writing Signed 3-3/8 x 1-1/2 mounted on larger card with legend of signers. Also, signed by: Leon Gansevoost another Continental Congress Delegate. Leaf: signed by both delegates from the Continental Congress in blk ink on fine wove fiber wire fiber parchment with a rich golden browning seen throughout leaf. Overall, fine condition.