Beautiful certificate from the Winona Copper Company issued in 1918. This historic document was printed by the John A. Lowell Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it. This item has been hand signed by the Company’s President, Thomas S. Woods, Chas. Paine and Secretary, and is over 93 years old.
The Copper Handbook - 1900
The Winona Copper Company was organized on Nov. 3, 1898, and "took over the real estate of the old Winona Mining Company, organized in 1864, the affairs of which were wound up in 1897-98, also considerable-adjoining land. The capitalization is $2,500,000, divided into 100,000 shares of the par value of $25 each. All stock is issued, and there were 637 shareholders of record on Dec. 31, 1899. The stock was marked $8 per share paid in, of which amount $4.50 per share, or $450,000, was paid for the landed estate of the company, and $350,000 was placed in the treasury for development.
Officers of the Winona Copper Company are as follows: President, John Stanton; secretary, J. Wheeler Hardley; treasurer, John R. Stanton; directors, John Stanton, Wm. A. Paine, Joseph E. Gay, John R. Stanton and James H. Seager, of Michigan. The American Loan& Trust Company, of the Stock Exchange building, Boston, is transfer agent, and the Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Co., of 87 Milk street, Boston, Is registrar of the stock. Annual meetings are held on the last Tuesday of March, and the main office of the company is at 11 and 13 William street. New York City. At the mine, F. W. Denton has been in charge of the work, as superintendent, with Wm. Van Orden clerk, and John Wealton mining captain.
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