Beautiful RARE unissued certificate from the Coca-Cola Company
printed in 1923. This historic document was printed by the Goes Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item is over 87 years old. This certificate indicates the stock was Authorized Capital Stock of Five Thousand (5,000) Shares without nominal or Par Value. This series of stock is discussed in the 1931 Moody's Industrial Manual as shown below.
Moody's Industrial Manual - 1931
The following is from the 1931 Moody's Industrial Manual:
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
(Affiliated with Coca-Cola International Corp.)
History: Incorporated Sept. 5, 1919, under the laws of the state of Delaware; acquired the business of the Coca-Cola Co. (of Ga.), established in 1886. Engaged in the manufacture and sale of a soft drink known as "Coca-Cola The company's main plant is located at Atlanta, Ga. Other manufacturing plants located in New York, Baltimore, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas (Tex.) and Los Angeles. Sales and branch offices located in 19 large cities of the United States; also in Havana and Santiago, Cuba. Warehouses, 38. During 1923, the company acquired all the stock of the New England Coca-Cola Bottling Co. In Mar., 1931 company organized a holding company in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to control its interests in Europe. The company is to be known as the Alimentation S. A. Number of employees, 1,050.
Subsidiaries, as of Dec. 31, 1930 were as follows (charters of companies arc perpetual except where noted):Coca-Cola Co.: incorporated in Delaware July 13, 1923, with a capital of 5,000 no par shares, for the purpose of merchandising Coca-Cola under the ownership, supervision and control of The Coca-Cola Co. Leases and operates sales offices in Boston and Pittsburgh.
The Coca-Cola Co. of Canada, Ltd.: Incorporated in
Canada Sept. 29, 1923, with a capital stock of $1,000,000; par $100. Organized to handle Coca-Cola Co.'s Canadian business. All of the capital stock of the company except directors' qualifying shares owned by The Coca-Cola Co. Owns and operates plants at Belleville, Peterboro, Port Arthur, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, London and Windsor, Ont.; Brandon and Winnipeg, Man.; Calgary, Edmonton, Alta.; Quebec City, Montreal, Que.; Regina. Saskatoon, Sask.; Vancouver, B. C., and Hamilton and Niagara Falls, Ont.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Hartford: Incorporated Oct. 2, 1917, in Delaware. CAPITAL STOCK: Authorized and issued, 250 shares; no par value. Daily capacity, 1,000 cases.
The Coca-Cola Co. for France: Incorporated Mar. 14,
1921, in Georgia. Duration of charter 20 years, with right
of renewal at end of each 20-year period. CAPITAL STOCK:
Authorized and issued, $25,000; par value, $100. On July
1, 1924, sold its assets for $20,000 and entered into a contract for the sale of Coca-Cola in France.
Crystal Carbonic Laboratory: Incorporated Dec. 2, 1919, in Georgia. Duration of charter, 20 years, with right of renewal at end of each 20-year period. CAPITAL STOCK: Authorized and issued, $1,000; par value, $100. Daily capacity, 40,000 lbs. gas and 20,000 lbs. Epsom salts.
Crystal Carbonic Laboratory Inc.: A subsidiary of Coca-
Cola Co.; no further details reported.
Now England Coca-Cola Bottling Co.: Incorporated Aug. 16, 1916, in Delaware. CAPITAL STOCK: Authorized and issued, $2,500; par value, $1.
Smithfield Products Co.: Incorporated Jan. 20, 1925, in Delaware. CAPITAL STOCK: Authorized, $100,000; par value of $100; outstanding, $50,000. On Sept. 1, 1928, sold its assets and discontinued business.
The Rohawa Co.: Incorporated Feb. 5, 1926, in Delaware. CAPITAL STOCK: Authorized and issued, 20 shares; no par value.
The Rohawa Co. owns all capital stock issued in the following subsidiary companies:
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of California, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Utah, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Rhode Island, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Boston. Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Pittsburgh. Coca-Cola Export Corp.. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Baltimore, Com Cola Bottling Co. of Portland.
Management (The Coca Cola Co.) : OFFICERS: W. C. Bradley, Chairman; R. W. Woodruff, Pres.; Harrison Jones, Exec. Vice-Pres.; W. P. Heath, W. M. Brownlee, Harold Hirsch, H. R. Horsey, Eugene Kelly, A. A. Acklin, Vice-Pres.; S. F. Boykin, Sec. and Treas. ; W. G. Lamb, Asst. Sec. and Asst. Treas.; J. C. Weekley, Asst. Sec.; Harold Hirsch, Gen. Counsel; J. A. Sibley, Associate Gen. Counsel, Atlanta, Ga. DIRECTORS: J. B. Campbell, S. C. Dobbs, R. W. Woodruff, T. K. Glenn, Winship Nunnally, Harold Hirsch, C. A. Wickersham, Ernest Woodruff, C. H. Candler, Atlanta, Ga.; E. W. Stetson,
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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world and is one of the largest corporations in the United States. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. The Coca-Cola formula and brand was bought in 1889 by Asa Candler who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in 1892. Besides its namesake Coca-Cola beverage, Coca-Cola currently offers nearly 400 brands in over 200 countries or territories and serves 1.6 billion servings each day.
The company operates a franchised distribution system dating from 1889 where The Coca-Cola Company only produces syrup concentrate which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold an exclusive territory.
The Coca-Cola Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Its stock is listed on the NYSE and is part of DJIA, S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index. Its current chairman and CEO is Muhtar Kent.