Stock Certificate, "One Hundred Shares of Tucker Corporation Class A Common Shares," 1948

Summary

It was a seller's market for automakers after World War II, and Preston Tucker used the opportunity to launch his sleek, rear-engine Tucker 48. He raised over $20 million selling stock, dealer franchises and accessories for his cars, but ran afoul of the law in the process. Charged with fraud, Tucker was found not guilty after a lengthy trial.

It was a seller's market for automakers after World War II, and Preston Tucker used the opportunity to launch his sleek, rear-engine Tucker 48. He raised over $20 million selling stock, dealer franchises and accessories for his cars, but ran afoul of the law in the process. Charged with fraud, Tucker was found not guilty after a lengthy trial.

Artifact

Stock certificate

Date Made

03 May 1948

Subject Date

04 May 1948

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

85.1.2.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 12 in

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