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1946 Bond Stores Inc.

 

 

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Stock Code BON01

  Certificate dated 7th June 1946 for 20 shares of common stock of par value $1.00 each.

Issued to Carlisle & Jacquelin, with the printed signatures of Barney Ruben, President and Mr. Cohen, Treasurer of the company. Attractive vignette at top of certificate. Ornate red border.

Certificate size is 20 cm high x 30.5 cm wide (8" x 12"). It will be mounted in a mahogany frame, with gold inlay, size 31 cm high x 39 cm wide.

The certificate is shown unframed as all items are mounted upon order.

A similar certificate is also available with a blue border, dated 16th January 1951. Certified owner is Shearson, Hamill & Co.

About This Company

Note that although this item has now been sold, we may be able to acquire another one for you. Email us if you are interested in this stock

 

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About This Company

Founded by Charles Bond in Cleveland, Ohio, Bond Stores Inc. became the largest retail chain of men's clothing in the United States, best known for selling two-pant suits.  In 1933, company president Barney S. Ruben moved the manufacturing center of Bond Clothes from New Brunswick, NJ to Rochester, where he spent his youth and got his start in the clothing industry with Fashion Park.  By 1936, Bond Clothes had outgrown its factory in Rochester, prompting a trade with Levy Brothers & Adler-Rochester, Inc. for their larger, more modern facility.  Still more growth forced the company to add an annex to that building, and by 1938 Bond Clothes had become the largest employer of textile workers in Rochester, employing over 2,500 people.

In 1945, an even larger facility was built on North Goodman St., and Barney Ruben predicted Bond Stores Inc. would be the largest clothing manufacturer with the largest factory in the world, employing thousands more workers.  Unfortunately, by the late 1940s, the clothing industry in Rochester was beginning a steady decline, as manufacturers were starting to move to other parts of the country, where labor was cheaper.  As a result, employment in the clothing industry dropped dramatically, and Bond Clothes was never able to fully occupy this vast new building.  After nine years, the facility was sold to General Dynamics Corp. and Bond Clothes returned to its previous factory.  Despite the growing decline in employment and manufacturing, Bond Stores Inc. was able to remain in Rochester until 1979, when the factory was finally closed.

 

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