CASSEL. Teilschuldverschreiubng über 1.000 M.. yellow, black. #30000. No 21655. A German company with a great and long history: founded 1810 by Georg Christian Carl Henschel in Kassel as an iron-melter. Six yeras later, it constructed its first steam engines. From 1848 onwards, the company began manufacturing locomotives and by thebeginning of the 20th century, it was the largest locomotive manufacturer in Germany. In 1920, Henschel became a limited company and it took the opportunity to issue this 50 million mark bond series (in 1000, 2000 and 5000 mark denominations). The money was used to further expand into new domains such as steam trucks, trucks, busses and automobiles. During World War II, Henschel was a big producer of weapons and army vehicles for the German army, including the famous Tiger Tanks. Despite the complete distruction by Allied bombs, Henschel resurected after the war. Today it is one of the world's largest manufacturers of locomotives, but no longer under its own name. Today, the Kassel facility is part of the Canadian giant Bombardier. Highlyattractive piece of which only two other certs are known (numbers 21654 and 21656).
Themes: ARMS, AUTOS, METAL & ENGINEERING, RAILROADS
Date: February 1920
Startprice: € 700