John Dwan and E. B. Ober, Henry S. Bryan, or Henry W. Cable - 3M - Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co - Stock CertificateInv# AG1027 Stock
John Dwan, 3M Founder and first secretary; attorney in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Henry S. Bryan, 3M Founder and first president. Chief of Motive Power at the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad. The five founders of 3M financed the company to mine mineral for grinding wheel abrasives. Like many others in the early 1900ís, 3Mís Founders incorporated first and investigated later. In the face of failure, they persevered and turned an investment into a lucrative venture. Dwan and Bryan both sign as officers at front of this 1903 Minnesota Stock. Choice Condition! Available signed by John Dwan & Henry S. Bryan, John Dwan & E.B. Ober, or John Dwan & Henry W. Cable.
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