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1878 British Wagon Company


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Stock Code BWC1878

Company British Wagon Company, which was an early railway carriage leasing company.
Description Transfer certificate no. 412 showing the transfer of 70 shares.
Issued To Joseph Ruston of Sheaf Iron Works, Lincoln. Transfer from Edward Cooper of Rotherham.
Issue Date 20th August 1878
Company Officers
 - Secretary Actual signature
Size 22cm wide x 20 cm high

Framed Certificate Price : 100.00

Certificate Only Price : 50.00

A perfect personalised gift for someone who:

  • works or worked in the engineering industry or
  • has the surname Ruston or Cooper
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Joseph Ruston

Born Chatteris, Cambs in 1835, he went on to become the founder and owner of Ruston, Proctor & Company in 1857, a Lincoln-based industrial equipment manufacturer employing 1600 men. RPC became a public company in 1889, Joseph Ruston receiving 465,000 as the proceeds of the flotation. RPC was taken over by GEC in 1967.

Joseph Ruston died in 1897.



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