NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN. CÖLN AM RHEIN. Actie über 100 Thaler. black, brown. #6000. No 32409. Several small edge-splits. Text in German on one side and in French on the other side. This is logical because the routes of this very important German mining and metallurgical company lay in France. Indeed, the company was founded in 1852 in Eschweileraccording to French law by Michiels& Co. and Anton Wilhelm Hüffer. Blast furnaces and steel works were constructed in Laar and Kupferdrech the next year. Phönix also quickly took its founding company, Michiels& Co, over as well as the Soc. des Mineset Fonderies du Rhin Ch. Détillieux& Co. Expansion continued at high speed with many take-overs between 1896 and 1908 (MeidericherSteinkohlenbergwerks-AG, Westfälischen Union, ZecheNordstern, HörderBergwerks- und Hütten-Verein and the DüsseldorferRöhren- und Eisenwalzwerke). Headquarters moved from Dortmund to Düsseldorf in 1921. Five years later, the company was integrated into the newly formed giant VereinigteStahlwerke AG. After World War II, the company regained its independence as the 1955 incorporated Phoenix-Rheinrohr AG, quickly merging with the VereinigteHütten- und Röhrenwerke. In 1966, the August Thyssen-Hütte AG obtained the majority of the shares and consolidated the firm into the Mannesmannröhren-Werke AG. What we offer here is a share from 1855, when the company's first capital increase took place. An early symbol of German industrial development.
Themes: MINES (no gold, silver, coal)
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