Studebaker Corporation, or simply Studebaker, was a United States wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana. Founded in 1852 and incorporated in 1868 under the name of the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company, the company was originally a producer of wagons for farmers, miners, and the military. Studebaker entered the automotive business in 1902 with electric vehicles and in 1904 with gasoline vehicles, all sold under the name "Studebaker Automobile Company". Until 1911, its automotive division operated in partnership with the E-M-F Company and the Garford Company of Elyria, Ohio. The first gasoline cars to be fully manufactured by Studebaker were marketed in August 1912. Over the next 50 years, the company established an enviable reputation for quality and reliability. The South Bend plant ceased production on December 20, 1963, and the last Studebaker car rolled off the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, plant on March 16, 1966. After 1966, Studebaker and its diversified units were acquired by Wagner Electric in 1967. Subsequently, Studebaker was then merged with the Worthington Corporation to form Studebaker-Worthington. The Studebaker name disappeared from the American business scene in 1979, when McGraw-Edison acquired Studebaker-Worthington. McGraw-Edison was itself purchased in 1985 by Cooper Industries, which sold off its auto-parts divisions to Federal-Mogul some years later. As detailed above, some vehicles were assembled from left-over parts and identified as Studebaker by the purchasers of the Avanti brand and surplus material from Studebaker at South Bend. -Wikipedia
Up for sale is a very nice old cancelled stock certificate for less than 100 shares of common stock from Studebaker - Worthington Inc., incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware. The size is 12 " x 8 1/8 ", it is in very nice condition, punch cancelled, a staple hole or few, perhaps a crease or two, and engraved by The American Banknote Co. I have a few of these dating from the late 1960's, so you may not get this one, but it will be in similar very nice condition. This is a wonderful old piece, having a great engraving of a lovely woman seated with a globe and futuristic buildings behind for the vignette, and would look great framed on your wall. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks for looking, please see the other vintage stocks, old invoices and checks, documents, vintage labels, ephemera, and miscellaneous vintage paper and old store and warehouse stock listed in my store, items may be combined to save on shipping charges. First class postage in USA is $2.60, with the item sandwiched between 2 pieces of corrugated cardboard to protect it, other countries please check with me for rates.