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Lake Sub-Marine Company Stock Certificate (107756)

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Lake Sub-Marine Company Stock Certificate  (107756)
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Inc. in 1895 in New Jersey. No. 382, issued for ten shares to JF Jaguith on April 16th, 1901. Signed by president Simon Lake and the treasurer. Stamp cancelled. Black border and print, green seal and underprint. Vignette at top of eagle and ship imagery. Folds, heavy toning. 8.25 x 10.25" This company was formed by Simon Lake who was inspired by Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." The company built the submarine "Argonaut" in 1896 which received world-wide attention (incl. a message to Lake from Verne). Lake formed the Lake Torpedo Boat Company in 1901 to handle military submarines and kept this company for commercial purposes, like salvaging and treasure hunting.

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State: New Jersey
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Date: 1901