Beautifully engraved certificate from the Rockwell Manufacturing Company issued in 1958 - 1964. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo between twoallegorical men. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President ( Willard F. Rockwell, Jr ) and Secretary ( M. J. Caol ) and is over 39 years old.
In 1925, Willard Rockwell assumes the presidency of Pittsburgh's Equitable Meter and Manufacturing Company while retaining his post at what had become Wisconsin Axle Company. Equitable later became Rockwell Manufacturing Company. In 1973, North American Rockwell acquired the Collins Radio Company. Also, North American Rockwell merged with Rockwell Manufacturing. Headed by Willard Rockwell, Jr., Rockwell Manufacturing was the direct descendant of the Equitable Meter and Manufacturing Company. The new entity is named Rockwell International. In 1979, Willard F. Rockwell, Jr., retired from the chairmanship of Rockwell International. In 2001, Rockwell spins-off Rockwell Collins avionics and communications business unit to shareowners. Rockwell International Corporation changes its name to Rockwell Automation. Rockwell Automation is a leading industrial automation company focused to be the most valued global provider of power, control and information solutions. With a focus on automation solutions that help customers meet productivity objectives, the company brings together leading brands in industrial automation, including Dodge® mechanical power transmission products, Reliance Electric™ motors and drives, Allen-Bradley® controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software® factory management software. The company is also a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications, marketed under the Rockwell FirstPoint Contact brands, that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers. Global technical and customer service is an integral part of Rockwell Automation, with nearly 5,600 distributors, system integrators and agents serving customers in 80 countries.