Marathon Manufacturing Company stock certificate 1960's
Great cert with a vignette an an eagle with wings spread perched on a branch. Issued and cancelled, dates in the late 1960's. This is stock certificate version one from the company. Check out the 1970's version in the Oil Equipment category.
Incorporated in 1969 in Delaware, the company was founded by Howard Terry, originally as Business Funds Inc. It built oil rigs worldwide. The company also owned the John Brown Shipyards that once built the HMS Hood, the Queen Elizabeth, and QE2. Later the company was acquired by Penn Central Corporation in 1979 during its diversification phase. Marathon Manufacturing was a multiproduct firm serving industries in marine construction and transportation, heavy equipment and steel products, as well as a group of diversified companies producing chemicals, batteries, consumer goods, and providing construction services.