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Title Bond: Morris & Essex Railroad Co. $1000 Registered Construction Mortgage; due Nov. 1, 1975. N.d., ca. 1931. Unissued.
Object Name Bond
Catalog Number 2012.007.0107
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Unissued registered bond of The Morris and Essex Railroad Company, New York, $1000, no date, probably 1931.

Engraved and printed paper, brown ink, 9-1/4" high x 13-7/16" wide. Unissued and no markings. Serial number RM473.

Registered Construction Mortage 4-1/2% Gold Bond, Series 6, Due November 1, 1975. (A fifty year bond.)

A date that is related to the probable year of registration is found in the printed text of a guarantee by the lessee of the M&E, The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, which is dated as 1st of May 1931. (The year 1931 was part of the era called the Great Depression and successfully floating a bond issue during this economic / credit crisis would have been difficult to almost impossible. It has not been discovered if any of these bonds were sold.)

The center vignette is a modern city with automobiles, a steam locomotive hauling passenger cars and on the next track, a passenger train end car with an observation platform.

Printed by the American Bank Note Co.
Trustee: City Bank Farmers Trust Company.
Denomination was $1000 (one thousand dollars); a $10,000 (ten thousand) denomination was also issued (see archives 2014.013.0056).

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Date 1931
Year Range from 1931
Year Range to 1931
Search Terms Morris & Essex Railroad Co.
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Caption side 1, certificate
Imagefile 133\20120070107.TIF
Classification Railroads
Business & Commerce