Ford Motor Company Original Stock Certificate, June 26, 1903

Summary

This is one of the first shares of Ford stock. It was issued to Alexander Malcomson, a wealthy Detroit coal merchant. He took a liking to young Henry and agreed to back his third attempt at starting a company despite the fact that Ford had failed twice before. Malcomson was instrumental in finding wealthy backers for the new company.

This is one of the first shares of Ford stock. It was issued to Alexander Malcomson, a wealthy Detroit coal merchant. He took a liking to young Henry and agreed to back his third attempt at starting a company despite the fact that Ford had failed twice before. Malcomson was instrumental in finding wealthy backers for the new company.

Artifact

Stock certificate

Date Made

26 June 1903

Subject Date

26 June 1903

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.85.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 8.313 in

Width: 10.938 in

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