WIDENER, PETER A.B.
PETER A.B. WIDENER (1834-1915). Widener, a financier, was a key figure in the development of suburban street railways after the Civil War. He was instrumental in the consolidation of the various street railways in Philadelphia and the development of lines in Chicago. Widener and his associates acquired large street railway holdings in other cities as well, and eventually their properties totaled a greater mileage than those of any similar syndicate. He helped organize many of the large corporations whose names are familiar today such as the U.S. Steel Corporation and the American Tobacco Company. At his death, he was the wealthiest man in Philadelphia.

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Metropolitan Cross-town Railway Company-signed By Peter A.B. Widener

 WIDENER, PETER A.B.
1890, New York. $1,000 First Mortgage Five Per Cent Bond of the Metropolitan Cross-Town Railway Company. Green/Black. Engraved. Signed by PETER A.B. WIDENER (1834 - 1915); Financier. Widener was a key figure in the development of suburban street railways after the Civil War. He was instrumental in the consolidation of the various street railways in Philadelphia and the development of lines in Chicago. Widener as his associates acquired large street railway holdings in other cities as well, and eventually their properties totaled a greater mileage than those of any similar syndicate. He helped organize many of the large corporations whose names are familiar today wuch as the U. S. Steel Corporation, American Tobacco Company, etc. At this death, he was the wealthiest man in Philadelphia. Partial coupons attached. Uncancelled and Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # SB-2425
State: New York
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
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Norris Park Mining Company Of Colorado Signed By Peter A.B. Widener As Treasurer

 WIDENER, PETER A.B.
1865, Pennsylvania. Black with orange revenue stamp at lower right. Receipt signed as Treasurer by Peter A. B. Widener (1834-1915). Financier. Widener was a key figure in the development of suburban street railways after the Civil War. He helped organize many of the large corporations whose names are familiar today such as the U.S. Steel Corporation, American Tobacco Company, etc. At his death, he was the wealthiest man in Philadelphia. Extremely Fine. Uncancelled.
Catalog: # SB-4241
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $125.00

Pittsburgh Traction Company Issued To Peter Widener

 WIDENER, PETER A.B.
1891, Pennsylvania. Stock certificate for 175 shares issued to PETER WIDENER (1834-1915) Financier. Widener was a key figure in the development of suburban street railways following the Civil War. In addition, he helped to organize many large corporations, including U.S. Steel and American Tobacco. Green / Black. Vignette of a street car at top center. Punch and stamp cancelled. Overall Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # SB-4577
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $75.00

Scarce Mining Stock Signed By Peter A. B. Widener - Philadelphia Mining And Smelting Co.

 WIDENER, PETER A.B.
1882, Idaho. Stock certificate for 100 shares of the Philadelphia Mining and Smelting Company. Black. Litho. Mines located in Alturus County, Idaho. Signed as Treasurer of the company by PETER A. B. WIDENER(1834-1915) Financier. Widener was a key figure in the development of suburban street railways following the Civil War. In addition, he helped to organize many large corporations, including U.S. Steel and American Tobacco. Uncancelled and Very fine.
Catalog: # SB-2527
State: Idaho
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $175.00

Twenty Third Street Railway Company Issued To Numerous Members Of The Widener Family

 WIDENER, PETER A.B.
1912, New York. Stock certificate for one hundred shares issued to “P.A. B. Widener, Eleanor Elkins Widener, Geo. D. Widener, Fr [?]. And Land Title & Trust Co. of Phila, Executors under the will of Geo. D. Widener deceased” Black / White. Vignette of a stylized New York State Seal at top center. Smaller vignette of a street car at bottom center. Punch and stamp cancelled. Overall Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # SB-4587
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $45.00