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1951 General Motors Corporation

 

 

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Stock Code GMC02

  Certificate in the name of J Tyson Stokes, dated 18th October 1981, for 10 shares of par value $5 each.

This certificate has the printed signatures of C E Wilson, President and G A Brooks, Secretary of the Company. Vignette of allegorical figures at top of  certificate. Ornate pink border.

Certificate size is 20.5 cm high x 30 cm wide (8" x 12"). 1951 pink certificate also available, issued to J Tyson Stokes.

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Framed Certificate Price : 65.00

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About This Company

General Motors was founded in 1908 as a holding company for Buick, by then controlled by William C. Durant, and acquired Oldsmobile later that year.

During the 1920s and 1930s General Motors bought out the bus company Yellow Coach, helped create Greyhound bus lines, replaced intercity train transport with buses, and established subsidiary companies to buy out tram (streetcar) companies and replace the trams by buses. General Motors bought the internal combustion engined railcar builder Electro-Motive Corporation and its engine supplier Winton Engine in 1930, renaming both as the General Motors Electro-Motive Division. Over the next twenty years diesel-powered locomotives and trains, the majority built by GM, largely replaced other forms of traction on American railroads.

On December 31, 1955, General Motors became the first American corporation to make over one billion dollars in a year.

A strike began at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan on June 5, 1998, that quickly spread to five other assembly plants and lasted seven weeks.

At one point it was the largest corporation in the United States ever, in terms of its revenues as a percent of GDP. In 1953 Charles Erwin Wilson, then GM president, was named by Eisenhower as Secretary of Defense. When he was asked, during the hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee if as secretary of defense he could make a decision adverse to the interests of General Motors, Wilson answered affirmatively but added that he could not conceive of such a situation "because for years I thought what was good for the country was good for General Motors and vice versa." Later this statement was often garbled when quoted, suggesting that Wilson had said simply, "What's good for General Motors is good for the country." At the time, GM was the one of the largest employers in the world only Soviet state industries employed more people.

 

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