Result list 14 April 2018

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Lotnumber: 223
HAINAUT. BRUXELLES. Action de F500. olive, black. #5200. No 2101. A few repaired edge-tears and some brown spots. Very large format piece, with a fine engraving by W. Brown of the company's blast-furnaces, with smoke and flames, and a train passing by. The story began in 1831, when Jean-Pierre Champeaux-Chapel built ablast-furnace, using charcoal. As the Belgian railway network expanded Champeaux saw his opportunity, and a second blast-furnace, using coke, was built in 1835. Metal prices fell sharply in 1841, and other companies in the area (Couillet, La Providenceand Châtelineau) were left with large unsold stocks, and Champeaux combined them with his own operations to form one large metal-company. In that same year a large English contractors built a modern rolling-mill, puddler-ovens, coke-ovens, etc. Champeaux was able to obtain his raw materials at very low prices, and the enterprise became very profitable, earning F325.500 yearly from 1845-52. The business became a limited company in 1853, with the help of various important bankers and industrialists (Ernest & Alfred Brugmann, C.J.Delloye-Tiberghien, Ch.Delloye-Matthieu, Ch. de Brouckère, E.J.Mercier, H. de Liedekerke-Beaufort, J.Jacobs). These all served at Beheerders or Commissiares at the start of the company. This share is signed by C.J.Delloye & Brugmann as beheerders, and Jacobs as commissaris. Jacobs was the most important of these. He was a banker and wholesale merchant in Brussels, director of the National Bank (1869-76), director of several banks, insurance and mining companies. William Brown, wood-engraver in Brussels, born in York, England, 1814, died Belgium 1877.
Province: HAINAUT
Date: 1 May 1853
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 100