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Stock certificate of the Lake Superior Iron & Chemical Company


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The Lake Superior Iron & Chemical Company was primarily a mining operation with its principle products being pig iron, acetone, acetate and alcohol. It was formed by Joseph Berry in 1907 as a means of consolidating his several business interests. The company later became known as the Charcoal Iron Company of America.

Joseph H. Berry was born in Elizabeth, NJ on March 10, 1839. He moved to Detroit in 1855 and went to work for Theodore H. Ellis, a dealer in wholesale chemicals. Berry died in Grosse Point, MI on May 22, 1907 as the result of injuries sustained in a carriage accident earlier that year.

This certificate was issued to the Estate of Joseph H. Berry six Liquidating Dividends (each1/2 of 1%) were paid between November 1915 and December 1916.

This is a finely engraved certificate issued on November 1, 1907 for 8,000 shares of Lake Superior Iron & Chemical Company stock. The certificate was numbered 190. The engraver is listed as Calvert Lith. Co. Detroit.

Method of acquisition--Purchase;; Date of acquisition--2011..

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