Beautifully engraved unissued stock certificate from the Checker Motors Corporation . This historic document was printed by the United States Banknote Corporation and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical man and woman each on opposite sides of a picture of a car from the late 1940's. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President( Morris Markin ) and Secretary.
The Checker Motors Corporation was founded in 1922 by a Russian businessman named Morris Markin. He acquired an auto body manufacturing plant in 1921, a defunct Hadley-Knight chassis plant, and the Dart body plant at the age of 29. He consolidated all 3 businesses and established the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company, later renamed the Checker Motors Corporation. The company produced large yellow cab with distinctive black and white checker stripes on either side, extra-wide doors, soft and spacious seats with lots of leg room. By the mid-1970’s there were over 5,000 Checker cabs in NYC.
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