HERSTAL lez-Liège. 6% Obligation de F500. blue, olive, black. #40000. No 3509. F.N., of Herstal near Liège, is by far Belgium's leading armaments manufacturer. Formed in 1889 to produce arms and components, and in particular to meet a requirement of the Belgian state for 150,000 to 200,000 repeater rifles. The initial promotors were arms-manufacturers in the Liège area, and it seems possible that the very large order from the State far exceeded the capacity of any of them, prompting the idea of pooling resources in a new large company. Later, FN turned to other activities, including ammunition, cars, bicycles, motor-cycles and static motors. The F.N. car was Belgium's longest living make, and was made in greater numbers than any other Belgian car, even at the beginning of its career. F.N. is active around the world, already from its early days: in 1898 it teamed up with John Moses Browning, probably the most innovative firearms designer in history. Together, they produced some of the most prestigious arms in the world (the 9mm Hi-Power Pistol, Browning machinge guns,...). In 1989, FN takes over USRAC (US Repeating Arms Co.), manufacturer of the legendary Winchester rifles. The certificate reflects the company's arms activities, with border vignettes of rifles and pistols, as well as its other activities, withvignettes of a car, motorbicycle and cycle. Oldest bond known of this company and extremely rare (we are informed that 3 to 5 pieces have been discovered several years ago).
Themes: ARMS, AUTOS
Startprice: € 800