New York Stock Exchange Post #13, 1930

New York Stock Exchange Post #13, 1930

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This is a trading post booth number 13 from the New York Stock Exchange built in 1930. Trading was conducted in front of posts connected to the stock ticker by pneumatic tubes. Floor brokers buy and sell shares, attempting to get their customers the best price. Each stock is represented by a specialist who facilitates deals between brokers attempting to buy and those attempting to sell. The trading posts are where the specialists are located, where they serve as auctioneers for the sale, while clerks wait at the trading post until deals are completed and trades are reported.
Object Name
New York Stock Exchange trading post
New York Stock Exchange trading booth
date made
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
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accession number
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I was one of the people that removed the booth from the Stock Exchange floor and then restored this booth. After restoration, I and another person installed it in Federal Hall, NYC (across the street from the Wall Street Stock Exchange) for the Bulls and Bears exhibit. It came to you after that. I would love to see more pictures of the complete booth (not just the mail station)

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