PULLMAN, GEORGE M.
GEORGE PULLMAN (1831-1897). Pullman, an industrialist and inventor, in 1858 convinced a railroad to allow him to try sleeping cars that he constructed, but they railroads refused to pay for the added convenience. Several years later, he patented an improved version, which were reluctantly accepted by the railroads since they had to raise every bridge and narrow many platforms. He founded the Pullman's Palace Car Company in 1867, and quickly became the world's largest railroad manufacturer. He repeatedly made improvements to the car and even designed a small town for his workers to live. He was broken by the infamous Pullman strike of 1894 and died a few years later.

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Oregon & Transcontinental Company Issued To And Signed On Verso By George M. Pullman

 PULLMAN, GEORGE M.
1882, Oregon. Stock certificate for 100 shares. Green/Black. Engraved panoramic vignette of Native Americnas overlooking a valley with steam locomotives and rivers. Issued to and signed on verso by George M. Pullman (1831-1897). Industrialist; Inventor. Pullman's Palace Car company was organized in 1867 after public acceptance of his "Pioneer" sleeping car. Guided by Pullman's business acumen, the company grew to become the greatest railroad car construction company in the world. Very fine condition. Diamond cut and stamp cancelled, neither affecting Pullman's large signature.
Catalog: # SB-4200
State: Oregon
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $295.00