Hercules Motors Corporation Specimen Stocks - Military Related (91648)

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Hercules Motors Corporation Specimen Stocks - Military Related  (91648)
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This item SOLD at 2019 May 18 @ 10:31UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Lot of two. Orange for 100 shares and green for less than 100 shares. Eagle vignette. Canton, Ohio. Hole punch cancelled through auto signed signatures. Excellent condition. The company was founded in 1915, known at first as Hercules Motor Manufacturing Company, to build industrial engines, especially for trucks. The company reincorporated and reorganized in 1923, emerging as Hercules Motors Corporation. Hercules expanded greatly in the interwar period, developing gas and diesel engines, serving the needs for truck, tractor and a plethora of equipment operators. Therefore when World War II came Hercules was ready to help the Allied effort in a major way. During World War II the company produced about 750,000 gasoline and diesel engines for allied military vehicles, ships, and various bits of equipment. But Hercules could not respond effectively to changes in the post-WW II engine market, so WW II remained its high water mark in terms output, earnings and profits. In 1961 Cleveland-based Hupp Corp. purchased Hercules but failed to grow it substantially. But it did turn the focus to building engines for military applications as a means to keep the doors open. [wikipedia] Ken Prag Collection