Established 1880 - World's #1 Company for Original Stock Certificates & RM Smythe Old Stock Research Services - Rated A+ by Better Business Bureau

Historic Stock & Bond Certificates                                                                              
RM Smythe Stock Research Since 1880                                                                          

Free Shipping for All Domestic USA Orders
Everything on Sale - Buy Now and Save

Stock Certificates Make Great Gifts
Scripophily is the Gift of History

What our customers say:


Consolidated Electric Company ( Electric Railway) - Saint John , New Brunswick - Canada 1892  

Consolidated Electric Company ( Electric Railway) - Saint John , New Brunswick - Canada 1892

Product #: newitem151531442

Normal Price: $395.00
Our Sales Price: $295.00

(You Save: 25%)


Beautiful certificate from the Consolidated Electric Company dated in 1892. This historic document was printed by Homer Lee Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a hand holding a lightning bolt. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, John F. Zebley and Secretary, H. B. Zedley and is over 117 years old. 55 coupons attached on right side. is a name you can TRUST!
Certificate Vignette

In Canada, by 1890, some electric lines had been established for as long as five years. The Saint John City Railway Company had anticipated possible future use of electric traction early as 1887, and received specific legislative permission in 1890 to electrify its lines. In the same year, two companies, The New Brunswick Electric Company, and the Eastern Electric Company, were chartered for the purpose of supplying electric light and power to Saint John. These companies were allied with the management of the street railway, but were not directly connected with it until 1892. On January 18th of that year, a new company, The Consolidated Electric Company, was incorporated, acquiring all the assets of both power companies as well as the Saint John City Railway Company.

The Consolidated Electric Company announced immediate plans to electrify and extend the street railway system in Saint John, including constructing the King Street route, and sought permission in the form of an act of the Provincial Legislature. The act was passed on April 7th 1892, giving the company full privileges to operate an electric street railway in Saint John.

It took the rest of 1892 to plan and raise the money for electrification. Six electric horse cars were bought from the West End Street Railway of Boston, Massachusetts, and poles and trolley wire erected. The flat horsecar rails were hastily bonded and a copper ground wire was laid between the rails and connected to them at intervals. In places the only connection was made by a spike tightly driven in between the rail ends. Papers announced that spring as conversion neared completion, "The electric surface railway is soon to be a reality, and the cry of the motorman will be heard in the land". There were many skeptics who predicted serious effects of the high speeds of up to 25 miles an hour and the nerve racking noise and well as the danger of electrocution from falling wires.

History from Wikipedia and (old stock certificate research service).

Product #: newitem151531442

Normal Price: $395.00
Our Sales Price: $295.00

(You Save: 25%)

Qty: and Old Company Research Press Releases

See Stock Certificate Expert Bob Kerstein, CEO
discuss Stock Certificates in Bloomberg ,  the Associated Press ,
CNBC with Jane Wells discussing the Facebook IPO,
Inside Edition and the Today Show

Subscribe to our New Free RSS New Products Feed in a Reader

Subscribe to Our New Product Additions Feed by Email

We will always maintain our founding commitment to customer satisfaction and the delivery of an exceptional product with an enjoyable shopping experience.  Please let us know how we may be of service to you. Stay Safe!!!

Scripophily has been
fully tested by
Norton Safe

E-Mail Subscription for Scripophily Stock and Bond News - No Charge

Bookmark and Share

Scripophily has been featured on CNN, CNBC, CBS, WSJ, Barrons, and many other fine publications
See in the News at

All Old Stock and Bond Certificates are actual authentic certificates and are sold only as collectibles. We do not sell reproductions and offer a lifetime guarantee to the authenticity of everything we sell.

All Rights Reserved. © 1996 - 2021 is a name you can TRUST!
American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants is a name you can TRUST!
Virginia Society CPA's
Bob Kerstein, Member
Click to Verify Trust Certificate - Yahoo is a licensee of the TRUSTe´┐Ż Privacy Seal Program is a name you can TRUST!
American Numismatic Association

Securities and Exchange
Commission Historical Society

Society of Paper Money Collectors
Member - Gift of History -  BBB Membership Seal
Better Business
 Bureau Member
Rated A+