Beautifully engraved certificate from the Foxboro Company
in the 1960's. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of two allegorical men sitting beside the company logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President and Secretary and is
over 33 years old.
The Foxboro Company, based in Foxboro, Massachusetts, has long been known as a world class provider of field measurement and control instrumentation for the processing industries. They are widely credited with having created some of the original devices for making on-line, real-time measurements in the industrial world. During the past century, they have grown to a very large integrated supplier. Foxboro has been well known for their inventions. Some of Foxboro’s hallmark innovations include, pneumatic transmitters, the MagFlow Magnetic Flow Meter, pneumatic Process Gas Chromatography, Flow Through Conductivity Sensors and most recently the introduction of the world’s first Process NMR. The group has two sizable plants in the United States and others in England, Israel, Germany and China.
Foxboro, Massachusettes is the home of New England Patriots. In 1970, the Patriots finally had found a place to call home. After getting no help from the city of Boston, the team turned to the town of Foxboro and was greeted with open arms. A referendum to build a 60,000 seat stadium passed overwhelmingly on April 30. Ground was broken on the new stadium on September 23 and was completed less than a year at an estimated cost of $6.7 million.