Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company ( Famous Toy Company )

Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company ( Famous Toy Company )

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Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company ( Famous Toy Company )
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Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company. This historic document was printed by the Security-Columbian United States Banknote Corporation in 1979 and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical man. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President and Assistant Secretary.
Certificate Vignette Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company was founded in 1919. The company makes lawn tractors and walk-behind mowers, snowthrowers, chipper shredders, bicycles, GoKarts, SnoRacers and more. The company, was founded in Cleveland, Ohio J.W. Murray to supply fenders, hoods, gas tanks and running boards for America's fast-growing automobile industry. In 1923, Murray expanded its product line to include Steelcraft Wheel Goods, a line of toy cars for children that soon became an American icon for over fifty years. Buoyed by their success in the toy market, Murray rode out the depression years with the manufacture of foot-propelled toy automobiles and airplanes, steel coaster wagons and its first line of bicycles, the Mercury®. About Specimens Specimen Certificates are actual certificates that have never been issued. They were usually kept by the printers in their permanent archives as their only example of a particular certificate. Sometimes you will see a hand stamp on the certificate that says "Do not remove from file". Specimens were also used to show prospective clients different types of certificate designs that were available. Specimen certificates are usually much scarcer than issued certificates. In fact, many times they are the only way to get a certificate for a particular company because the issued certificates were redeemed and destroyed. In a few instances, Specimen certificates we made for a company but were never used because a different design was chosen by the company. These certificates are normally stamped "Specimen" or they have small holes spelling the word specimen. Most of the time they don't have a serial number, or they have a serial number of 00000. This is an exciting sector of the hobby that grown in popularity and realized nice appreciation in value over the past several years.


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