Beautifully engraved certificate from the Nes-Silicon Steel Company issued no later than 1874. This historic document was printed by Corlies, Macy and Company and has an
ornate border around it. This item is hand signed by the Company's President and Secretary and is
over 134 years old.
The Nes Silicon Steel Company owned the Silicon Ore Mines and Patents. The Nes Silicon Steel Company was incorporated under the laws of the
State of New York, and engaged in the business
of manufacturing steel in Rome, New York.
On August 7, 1872, the Nes-Silicon Steel Company made a proposition
to the citizens of Saudusky City, Ohio with a
view to the erection of a rolling mill at that
place. The proposition, signed by the president
of the company, was àç follows: "
The Nes Silicon Steel Co., of Rome, N. Y.,
proposes to the citizens of Sandusky, Ohio, as
follows : If the citizens of Sandusky will donate
five acres of land to the Nes Silicon Steel Co., in some suitable location for a rolling mill in said city, and loan on bond and other security hereafter named, and on the conditions hereafter named, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in cash, the Nes Silicon Steel Co. will erect on said five acres of land, in a good and workmanlike manner, and of good and suitable material, a rolling mill for rolling railroad rails, of a capacity of at least fifty to sixty tons per day of twenty-four hours, and puddling furnaces sufficient for re-rolling ; to commence and prosecute the same vigorously, as soon as notified by the citizens of Sandusky that this proposition is accepted, to an early completion of the same, to oe done within one year from said notice...
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