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Clark Wireless Telegraph and Telephone Company - 1908
Clark Wireless Telegraph and Telephone Company - 1908


 
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Product Code: SC2007

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This rare Clark Wireless Telegraph and Telephone Company stock certificate was issued in 1908 and is hand signed by the company vice president. Founded by Thomas E. Clark in Detroit, who was nicknamed the "Wireless Wizard", introduced wireless communication to the Great Lakes region.

Clark was a prolific inventor. He provided an ignition to Henry Ford for a prototype car and even built an early electric car. He also worked with Thomas Edison, Charles Steinmetz and was a informal student of Nikola Tesla. Clark was a national leader in the wireless telegraph technology and his inventions and company would become vital in the Midwest as the Great Lakes Region was one of the largest shipping regions in the U.S. His wireless technology would handle as many as 10,000 messages per month.

In 1910, Clark Wireless Telegraph and Telephone Company merged with 3 other wireless companies throughout the United States to create a nationwide network. The new company was called the Continental Wireless Telephone and Telegraph Company. It combined the Collins Wireless, Pacific Wireless, Massie Wireless and Clark Wireless and Telegraph companies. Thomas E. Clark would be the General Manager of the new company.


Printed by Gregory, Mayer & Thom Co - Detroit