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1971 Pillsbury Company

 

 

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Stock Code PIL01

  Certificate for 100 shares of common stock in this famous US food manufacturing company, dated 29th March 1971. Printed  signatures of Robert J Keith, Chairman and G J Hauer, Company Secretary. Issued to Cede and Co. Ornate orange border with ornate vignette at top of certificate.

Certificate size is 21 cm wide x 30 cm high. It will be mounted in a mahogany frame, with gold inlay, size 40 cm high x 30 cm wide.

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Framed Certificate Price : 62.50

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About This Company

C.A. Pillsbury and Company was founded in 1872 by Charles Alfred Pillsbury and his uncle John Sargent Pillsbury. The company was the first in the United States to use steam rollers for processing grain. The finished product required transportation, so the Pillsburys assisted in funding railroad development in Minnesota.

In 1889, Pillsbury and its five mills on the banks of the Mississippi River were purchased by a British company. The company also tried to purchase and merge with the Washburn Crosby Company (a precursor of General Mills), but the strong rivalry prevented any merger from happening at the time. The Pillsbury family reacquired the company in 1923. The early 1950s brought the acquisition of Ballard & Ballard Company and the beginning of prepackaged biscuit dough. In 1989, the British company Grand Metropolitan purchased the food maker. A decade later, the old rivals merged. However, the baking products division was sold to International Multifoods Corporation, which was later acquired by Smucker's.

Pillsbury once claimed to have the largest grain mill in the world at the Pillsbury "A" Mill overlooking Saint Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The building had two of the most powerful direct-drive waterwheels ever built, each putting out 1200 horsepower (895 kW). There are now plans to convert it into a loft-style apartment building.

The Pillsbury Dough Boy was used by the company for product endorsement during the 1970s and early 1980s, and provided inspiration for the monster in the Ghostbusters movie. It is still being used to this day.

source: wikipedia.org

 

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