A rare and significant piece of financial history is up for auction at Christie's. Thomas Edison's self-winding stock ticker, manufactured around 1900, has attracted attention from collectors worldwide. Currently, the highest bid stands at $14,000, with 15 bids made so far.
This brass telegraphic stock ticker, stamped with "M'F'D. BY T. A. EDISON, INC.", showcases an original Edison Universal Stock Printer—the first mechanical device to transmit real-time stock market data nationwide in the late 19th century. The machine received quotes for stocks, bonds, and commodities via Western Union telegraph, revolutionizing the landscape of New York finance.
Measuring 270 x 130mm and set in a cast iron base painted black, this item includes a blank roll of ticker paper and features an explanatory brass plaque affixed with screws. While the mechanism has not been tested and there are some signs of chipping to the paint on the cast iron base, its historical significance remains extraordinary.
The auction will end on February 2nd, 2024, giving collectors a limited time to place their bids and potentially own a piece of technological breakthrough achievement by Thomas Edison. With the latest bid at $14,000 and growing interest by bidders worldwide, this self-winding stock ticker is an invaluable piece for anyone passionate about financial history or seeking unique pieces from one of the greatest inventors of all time.
Don't miss your chance to own this remarkable artifact from Thomas Edison's legacy. Visit Christie's website for more information on how to participate in this extraordinary auction before it concludes on February 2nd.
Platform : Christie's
Latest Bid : $14,000
Number of Bids : 15
Auction End : Feb 02, 2024
Source : Christie's