Mann's Boudoir Car Bond 1886
1886 Mann's Boudoir Car Bond Certificate signed by Civil War Colonel William D'Alton Mann. Attractive scripophily document with vignette of stage coach adjacent to steam locomotive pulling a sleeping car. The Mann's Boudoir Car Company was incorporated in 1883, 11 years after William D’Alton Mann obtained a patent to produce what he called a “boudoir” car. Because George Pullman earlier had patented the sleeping car, Mann produced sleeping cars in Europe for several years. He returned to the United States and tried to establish Mann’s Boudoir Car Company as a viable competitor to Pullman. Over a six-year period, Mann’s Boudoir Car produced 41 lavish cars. But his company struggled and was bought out by the Union Palace Car Company in 1888, which shortly thereafter was purchased by Pullman"s Palace Car Company. Bond has 34 of its 40 original coupons attached to right side. Certificate is in VF+ condition.