Beautifully engraved Specimen Certificate from the Vapor Corporation
printed in 1977. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical man in front of a ship, train and a power plant. This item has the printed signatures of the company's officers and is over 26 years old.
Vapor is the principal door equipment supplier to the North American bus industry. Vapor equipment is in daily operation on transit and commuter buses, intercity and tour coaches, shuttle buses and utility vehicles throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1903 as a supplier of steam heating equipment for railroad passenger cars, Vapor has evolved to a leader in the design and manufacture of passenger door systems for buses. Vapor also supplies heavy-duty relays and contactors for locomotives and rail transit vehicles.As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wabtec Corporation, Vapor is part of a financially sound organization that is totally committed to the transportation industry. Vapor Corporation operates manufacturing facilities in Niles, Illinois; Burton on Trent, England; and Sassuolo, Italy. All plants are certified to the ISO 9001 International Quality Standard, and are equipped with up- to-date machining, fabricating, and testing equipment. Continuous investments in equipment, employee training, and process improvements enable Vapor to satisfy the evolving needs of the global transportation industry.