Beautifully engraved Stock certificate from the Laclede Gas Light
Company of St. Louis, Missouri dated no later than 1909. Hand signed by the company's vice president
and transfer agent. This company was part of the 12 original Dow Average
Companies of 1896. The vignette shows two storage tanks with an horse and
carriage passing by. This certificate is over 105 years old.
Laclede Gas Company is a public utility engaged in
the retail distribution of natural gas. The Company serves an area in Eastern
Missouri, with a population of approximately 2.0 million, including the City of St.
Louis, St. Louis County, and parts of eight other counties. As an adjunct to its
gas distribution business, the Company operates underground natural gas
storage fields and is engaged in the transportation and storage of liquid propane.
See the Scripophily.com home for a listing of the Original Dow Industrial Dozen.
The company was one of the original twelve components of the Dow Jones Industrials average.
Below is a list of the Original Dow Industrials companies from 1896:
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