Laclede Gas Light Company

Laclede Gas Light Company
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Laclede Gas Light Company
Founded in 1857, the Laclede Gas Company and several smaller companies merged in 1889 with the St. Louis Gas Light Company to form the Laclede Gas Light Company, which held a monopoly on the manufacture and supply of gas in St. Louis. by 1950, Laclede Gas Company dropped "Light" from its name, reflecting the firm's growing role as a supplier of fuel for heating and cooking.

This company was one of the original 12 Dow Jones components when the exchange opened on May 26, 1896. The other 11 companies were:

American Cotton Oil
American Sugar
American Tobacco
Chicago Gas
Distilling & Cattle Feeding
General Electric
National Lead
North American
Tennessee Coal & Iron
U.S. Leather (preferred)
U.S. Rubber

Certificate: Preferred Stock, unissued/canceled, 1800s

Printer: Franklin Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 7 (h) x 11 1/2 (w)

State: MO-Missouri

Subject Matter: Utility Companies | Natural Gas Companies | Unissued Pieces | Dated 1800's

Vignette Topic(s): Industrial Scene | Body Adornments

Condition: No fold lines, punch hole cancels in the signature areas and body, and some toning from age.

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