Date Original



This collection is comprised of one stock certificate from the Climber Motor Company issued to N.G. Slagle and one stock certificate from Curtis Motor Car Company issued to Gus Butler. It also has a color photocopy of a newspaper clipping advertising stock and job options for salesmen for Curtis Motor Car Company.

Biographical/Historical Note

Climber Motor Corporation was founded in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1919, and produced the only car that was manufactured in Arkansas. The two models of cars produced were the 4-cylinder Model K, Climber Four, and the 6-cylinder Model S, Climber Six. They also produced two models of trucks. Due to financial instability, the company started selling stocks for ten dollars a share; this did not save the company, however. The Climber Corporation filed for bankruptcy in 1924. Curtis Motor Car Company was founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1920. The company was selling its stock for fifty dollars a share by April of 1920. The company was sued in 1922 for defrauding their stock holders George Palmer and J.H. Parking, both of Little Rock.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock and North Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Climber Motor Company and Curtis Motor Car Company stock certificates, SMC.0174.0021


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Climber Motor Company and Curtis Motor Car Company stock certificates, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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