PENNSYLVANIA. PHILADELPHIA. Shares $100. black. No 305. The certificate shows a bust of Benjamin Franklin, a flaming torch and a fire-hose. Franklin showed a great interest in fire prevention (among very many other things) in his life. In conjunction with various Philadelphia fire-prevention and insurance companies, he founded a fire insurance company and a fire engine company. He also invented a furnace-type stove, safer and more economical than the stoves then currently in use for heating and cooking. However, this was not Franklin's company. He died in 1790, and the company he founded is lost in the mists of history. This company, chartered in 1829, used his name only. It survived into the 20th century. In above average condition.
Date: 28 January 1837
Startprice: € 100