B.F. Goodrich Company 1934

B.F. Goodrich Company 1934

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B.F. Goodrich Company 1934
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Beautifully engraved SCARCE certificate from the B.F. Goodrich Company issued in 1934. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of allegorical women flanking the 2 rubber trees with the letter "G" in the center. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President (J. D. Tew ) and Secretary and is over 68 years old. the certificate has been folded and shows signs of wear. Once synonymous with automobile tires, Goodrich has emerged as one of America's leading multi-industry companies with an enviable record of profitable growth. Today's Goodrich is a leader in aerospace systems and services, and engineered industrial products. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Goodrich employs about 23,000 people in 180 facilities across 20 countries, and ranks approximately 300 on Fortune Magazine's list of America's largest companies. B.F. Goodrich was born as Goodrich, Tew & Co on the last day of 1870. They were the first rubber manufacturer west of the Appalachians. The company was renamed B.F. Goodrich in 1874. The founder Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich died in 1888. They started with bicycle tires but went to automobiles very early. In order to expand the market, Goodrich published maps and guidebooks, put directional signs in place and, together with other rubber manufacturers, took part in the good roads movement promoting highway improvements. Later, Goodrich products became important in the aircraft industry. Lindbergh's Spirit was fitted with Goodrich tires.


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