Beautifully engraved certificate from the Talley Industries, Inc.
issued in 1972. This historic document was printed by Security-Columbian Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of Mercury flying over the world. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, F. S. Talley and Secretary, Gerald E. Hirt and is over 34 years old.
Founded in 1960, Talley Industries, Inc. (now Talley Defense Systems) designs, develops, and produces propellant-based products for the defense and commercial marketplace. A provenpioneer in developing aircrew escape systems, automobile airbags, and airbag submunition dispenser systems, Talley products are prominent in a variety of critical defense and safety applications. Starting in the late 1960s, Talley began applying its solid propellant technology to the task of reliably inflating an automobile airbag. Talley established itself as the industry leader in automotive passive restraint inflation systems and established this country's first high volume, fully automated automotive airbag module production facility.
Located on approximately 600 acres in Mesa, Arizona, an eastern suburb of Phoenix, Talley Defense Systems operates a complete industrial complex designed for the efficient manufacture and loading of a wide range of solid propellant-based products.