Beautiful Guaranteed Trust Certificate for the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad Company
issued in 1884. This historic document was printed by Francis & Loutrel Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an steam locomotive. This item has the signatures of the Company's Secretary and Official and is over 125 years old. The certificate was issued to Procter and Gamble and is endorsed by the company name "Procter and Gamble" witnessed by Samuel Ellis and Edwin L. Martin.
The Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad (CH&DRR) was a United States railroad that existed between its incorporation on March 2, 1846, and its acquisition by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in December 1917. It was originally chartered to build from Cincinnati to Hamilton, Ohio, and then to Dayton, a distance of 59 miles (95 km); further construction and acquisition extended the railroad, and by 1902 it owned or controlled 640 miles (1030 km) of railroad.
On May 1, 1863, the CH&DRR leased the Dayton and Michigan Railroad in perpetuity. In 1891, it acquired the Cincinnati, Dayton and Chicago Railroad, while in March of that year it added the Cincinnati, Dayton and Ironton Railroad.
Procter & Gamble Co. is a Fortune 500, American global corporation based in Cincinnati, Ohio, that manufactures a wide range of consumer goods. As of 2008, P&G is the 23rd largest US company by revenue and 14th largest by profit. It is 10th in Fortune's Most Admired Companies list (as of 2007).
History from Wikipedia and OldCompanyResearch.com (old stock certificate research service).