BRUXELLES. 5% Obligation de F500, printer proof. brown, blue, purple. #200. No 17. A famous Brussels manufacturer of statues and monuments, lanterns, impressive chandeliers in crystal and bronze, candle holders, etc. One example: the firm was an important contractor during the construction of the new building of the National Bank of Belgium (a most impressive building) in the late 1860s and early 1870s. The firm's site hosts today the Brussels Museum of Industry and Work. No pre-WWII scripophily of this company has ever been seen, and this is an unique printer proof from Imprimerie Bourlard.
Themes: ELECTRICITY, METAL & ENGINEERING
Date: 1 October 1882
Startprice: € 80