MISSOURI. ST.LOUIS. Shares of $5. black, green, seal. No 484. Folds and tiny edge-splits at left border. Company founded 1910 to build a commercial passenger airship that would carry up to 100 passengers at a speed of up to 100 miles per hour. It could start from land or water, and could ascend straight into the air or be launched like an aeroplane (thus described as a gyroplane). It would be built of aluminum and macadamite, and have two engines, driving four propellers of 12-feet diameter. It could be built in any size, fro a two-man runabout to a monster carrying 50 or 100 passengers. Unsurprisingly, nothing came of the project. So the big question is whether this was a bona fide company or a scheme to defraud investors. Large futuristic vignette of the airship - see picture!
Date: 14 February 1912
Startprice: € 400