77 SEINE-ET-MARNE. PARIS. Action de F100. blue, buff, red. #10000. No 9915. Vignettes of African women harvesting cocoa, and the machinery at the Menier factory. The house of Menier was founded in 1816 as a small pharmaceutical business, but soon started to produce chocolate. From 1825 the factory was at 77 Noisiel. EmilMenier introduced mechanical processes, making the chocolate cheaper and of regular quality, and so made it very popular. The company established its own cocoa plantations in Nicaragua. At the date of issue of this share, the factory had 3.000 employees, hydraulic motors of more than 1000hp, 3 power-generators of 900hp, etc. The company had factories also at London and New York, and depots world-wide. The piece is signed by Gaston Menier, son of Emile, and director of the company after the death of his brothers, Henri and Albert. Only a few pieces known of this famous brand.
Date: 29 June 1909
Startprice: € 200