Stock tickers were manufactured by the thousands during this era, but surviving models in excellent condition are still rare. Complete with the clipboard and antique ticker tape, this is a great find.
- Fact 1: Stock tickers like this delievered stock prices and financial news to newspapers, stock brokers, and others during the early 20th century.
- Fact 2: Early stock tickers received their information via telegraph, which was the precursor to the modern telephone.
- Fact 3: The term "ticker tape parade" refers to the practice of throwing piles of old ticker tape out the windows of high-rise buildings as the parade went past, usually in New York City.
- Fact 4: The most popular Universal Stock Ticker was invented by Thomas Edison, who also pioneered two-way telegraph communication and helped spread its adoption across the United States.
- Fact 5: Dow Jones started as an American publishing firm in 1882, and was privately owned by the Bancroft family for 105 years before being bought by News Corporation in 2007.