Buffalo Pipe Line Company stock certificate circa 1877 (New York)
Great oil stock cert with a nice vignette of buffalo herd running in front of oil wells and storage. Unissued and not cancelled. Circa 1877 from company records.
Incorporate 1877 in New York, the company operated pipelines from the NW Pennsylvania (Bradford District) oil fields to Buffalo where oil was placed into tanks and then railway tanker cars. It terminated on 50 acres of the Schermerhorn property with 4 large tanks with a capacity of 35,000 gallons each. The pipeline was 4 inches in diameter with the capability of discharging 5000-6000 barrels per day.