Beautifully engraved unissued certificate of Patronage Stock from the Rural Service Company printed in 1937. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle perched upon a rock with its wings spread out. This certificate is over 63 years old. Patronage stock usually is stock or other equity interest in an association or coop that was issued by an association for its members. These type of cooperatives normally buy products and services locally whenever possible to further local and/or state economic development.