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Middle West Utilities Company  - 1930
Middle West Utilities Company - 1930

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Product Code: SC2175

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This Middle West Utilities Company fractional rights stock certificate was issued in 1930. The Middle West Utilities Company was a holding company formed in 1912 by Samuel Insull to acquire electric railways and utilities throughout the U.S. Insull was the private secretary of Thomas Edison and worked his way up to become the manager of Edison's factory in Schenectady which would eventually become General Electric. Insull moved to Chicago to become president of Chicago Edison. He would also form the Midland Utilites Company and controlled Commonwealth Edison, the Chicago Rapid Transit Company.

Companies controlled by the Middle West Utilities Company included the Public Service Company of Indiana, Wisconsin Power and Light, Illinois Northern Utilities, Kansas Electric Power and about a dozen more utilites.