This is a stock certificate from’The Pratt & Whitney Company. It is hand-signed by Francis Ashbury Pratt as president at the bottom. It was printed by International Bank Note and has a super vignette of Mercury at a drafting table. Clean condition with punch cancellations at the bottom, three of them touching the signature. Pratt & Whitney originally produced machine tools and were drafted by their parent company to manufacture airplane engines in the 1920s. They became a leader in the industry and eventually merged with Boeing. From Wikipedia on Pratt. Francis Ashbury Pratt (February 15, 1827 – February 10, 1902) was a Connecticut mechanical engineer, inventor, and co-founder of Pratt & Whitney. Pratt was born in Peru, New York. In the early 1850s, he designed a milling machine for George S. Lincoln & Company of Hartford, Connecticut, which became the Lincoln miller, in some ways perhaps the most important American machine tool of the late 19th century. Over 150,000 machines were built on this form factor (by many firms). With Amos Whitney he organized Pratt & Whitney in 1860 to manufacture machine tools, tools for the makers of sewing machines, and gun making machinery for use by the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is credited with being first to permit production of fine gear work. Pratt promoted interchangeable parts and the adoption of a standard system for gages for the United States and Europe. Among several machine-tool patents, his most important was for planing metal granted on July 28, 1869. He died in Hartford, Connecticut. See my OTHER PRATT & WHITNEY ITEMS. See my OTHER STOCKS AND BONDS! GUARANTEED ORIGINAL – NO REPRODUCTIONS! The item “FRANCIS ASHBURY PRATT-Signed’Pratt & Whitney Co.’ 1890 Stock Certificate” is in sale since Sunday, February 5, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Transportation\Aviation”. The seller is “gold-coast” and is located in Brentwood, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.