Bryant, John Henry - Historical Stock Certificates Signed

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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. 

Wabash Mining Company:

The Wabash Mine Holding Company, Wabash Mine, is located east of Illinois Route 1 in Keensburg, Wabash County, Illinois. The Wabash Mine Holding Company is a subsidiary of RAG Midwest Holding Company. The mine employs 195 people, 175 underground and 20 on the surface. The mine is opened into the Illinois No. 5 coal seam by two intake air/ elevator shafts, a return upcast shaft, and a split compartment material/belt slope. The coal seam at this mine averages 84 inches in thickness. Ventilation is provided by a main mine fan exhausting a total of 839,000 cubic feet of air per minute. The most current laboratory analysis of return air samples collected by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) revealed methane liberation of 1,915,437 cubic feet in a 24-hour period. During advance mining, face areas are ventilated by blowing line curtain, and scrubber equipped continuous mining machines are used. The immediate mine roof consists of 60 feet of gray shale and the maximum overburden for this mine is approximately 1,000 feet. The entry height at the accident site was 8 � feet overall, which consisted of 6 � feet of coal and 2 feet of rock. 

The mine produces coal on two shifts per day, which are daylight and third shift, and the second shift is used for maintenance. The mine produces 1,057 tons of raw coal per day from three mechanized mining unit super sections. Each unit has two separate power centers providing power to the equipment. Section haulage is accomplished by diesel and battery ram cars, which dump onto a series of conveyor belts that transport the coal to the surface preparation plant. After cleaning, the coal is shipped via train for transport to utility customers.