Stock Certificate for 54 Shares in the Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad Company

Published by American Bank Note Company, Boston, 1876
Condition: Collectible-Very Good No Binding
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Dimensions 11 x 7 1/2 inches. Black ink, vignette of Massachusetts state seal, with a Native American in a frame, with an arm with a sword above and a banner with the state motto, center bottom, decorative border. Embossed stamp dated 1876. Fold lines. No. 616, originally issued to Charles Burleigh on August 16, 1876. Signed by the Treasurer "Laurence G_____" and the President "Solomon H. Howe". Mr. Burleigh transferred the stock to the Worcester North Savings Institution as collateral for a loan on September 7, 1876. The Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad was formed in 1876 from the merger of the Boston, Clinton, and Fitchburg Railroad with the New Bedford Railroad. In 1879, it was leased to the Old Colony Railroad, which absorbed it outright in 1883. Solomon Howe was a successful mill owner in Boxford, Massachusetts. Charles Burleigh (1824-1883) was a business man and machinist in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and one of the first directors of this railroad. In 1865, he invented the Burleigh Rock Drill and Patent Air Compressor for use on the Hoosac Tunnel in Western Massachusetts. He established the Burleigh Rock Drill Company in 1867. The Burleigh Rock Drill was used in mining and tunneling all over the world, including the Comstock Lode and the Transcontinental Railroad. Bookseller Inventory # 015922

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Title: Stock Certificate for 54 Shares in the ...

Publisher: American Bank Note Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1876

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

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