Huber-Warco was incorporated in Ohio, with principal offices in the city of Marion. Certificates are nicely adorned with the famous H-W company logo.
The company was founded by Edward Huber, a famous inventor and industrialist.
Huber established his role in the modernization of American agriculture when he invented a “revolving hay rake” in the mid 1800’s that allowed one man to do in three hours what three men could do in a day. Relocating to Marion, Ohio, Huber patented his hay rake and began a full line of agricultural implements. Huber's production lines ran only in second to that of Cyrus McCormick, the inventor of the McCormick Reaper. Huber also began to build and market affordable steam tractors, and was the first producer of modern gasoline powered tractors.
Huber entered the heavy construction equipment market by pioneering the use of weighted rollers on his steam engines meeting the needs of modern road leveling and grading. This company was eventually combine with Bucyrus, Ohio based WARCO Industries to form the Huber-WARCO Corporation of America. Huber-Warco was ultimately taken over by Dresser Industries, which closed the production facilities in Marion.
Edward Huber is also known for providing seed capital to Henry Barnhart, who was seeking to build a better steam shovel in the 1800s. Once capitalized and incorporated, Marion Steam Shovel (later Marion Power Shovel) became the leading producer of shovels and draglines in the United States until cheaper, foreign made products closed forced the closure of Marion Power Shovel in the 1980s. Nevertheless, Marion Steam Shovel's contributions can not be overlooked and include their use almost exclusively in digging the Panama Canal, and NASA's launch creepers that helped move the Apollo Rockets into launch position.Certificate:
Common Stock, issued in the 1960’sPrinter not indicated Dimensions:
8 1/2” (h) x 11 1/2” (w)State: OH-Ohio Subject Matter: Heavy Equipment Vignette Topic(s): Company Logo Featured Condition:
Vertical fold lines, punch hole cancels in signature areas and body and some stray staples and markings.