Beautiful certificate from the Richmond Iron Works Corporation issued in 1910. This item has been hand signed by the Company’s President, M.A. Finn and Secretary, and is over 101 years old.
The Virginian was an automobile produced briefly by the Richmond Iron Works of Richmond, Virginia. The automobile was manufactured in 1911 and 1912.
Reported in the News in 1910:
The Richmond Iron Works Corporation of Richmond, Va. an organization founded from a number of smaller iron works concerns many years ago, has now placed on the market the first automobile which was ever manufactured in Richmond. The corporation will operate an automobile department along with its other lines and the machine manufactured will be known as the “Virginian.”
The officers of the corporation are M.A. Finn, president; H.H. McCurdy, vice president; M.J. Francis, treasurer; W.P. Dessaussure, secretary; R. Massie Nolting, assistant secretary and treasurer; W.H. Woody, general manager; H.G. Wagner, automobile sales manager.
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