The Hektograph Manufacturing Company stock certificate circa 1886
Very nice cert with an eagle and flag vignette under the company name. Unique copying machine manufacturer from the nineteenth century. Unissued, dated 188_. Circa 1886 from issued examples.
The hectograph or gelatin duplicator or jellygraph is a printing process that involves transfer of an original, prepared with special inks, to a pan of gelatin or a gelatin pad pulled tight on a metal frame. The hectograph was invented in Russia in 1869 by Mikhail Alisov.
The Hektograph Manufacturing Company, incorporated in New York, operated from 1886 until 1898, Charles H. Green was president and treasurer.