Beautifully engraved certificate from the Walter Kidde & Company Incorporated issued in 1978. This historic document was printed by the Security-Columbian Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical man and woman sitting by the Kidde Logo with skyscrapers in the backgorund. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's Chairman of the Boardand Secretary and is over 23 years old.
Kidde is a leading global supplier of fire and safety products, systems and services under a range of well-known and trusted brand names to industrial, commercial, aerospace, combustion control and retail customers. The Group's activities cover a broad spectrum of fire and safety solutions, including fire detection, fire suppression and fire-fighting to protect an extensive range of properties and assets from fire and explosions. The Kidde Group comprises four divisions: North American Fire Protection; European Fire Protection: Aerospace, Specialist and Emerging Markets; and Residential and Commercial Fire Protection. The Group enjoys very well-established positions in the protection of civil and military aircraft, ships, telecommunications, data storage and Internet service provider equipment and facilities; the supply of hose and foam to fire services globally; and the United States retail market. The Kidde Group manufactures an extensive range of products in many factories around the world and supports its sales efforts and customer service requirements through its own international sales offices and a widespread distribution network. It has its main research base at its headquarters in Colnbrook in the UK, with development and product evaluation facilities associated with all of the Group's major manufacturing locations.