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    Elias Disney/O-Zell Company Signed Contract (Walt Disney, 1918). Walt Disney's father, Elias Disney (1859 - 1941) first began investing in the O-Zell Company in 1912, and eventually moved back to Chicago to work for them in 1917. Originally the O-Zell Company was a jelly-canning factory that also bottled apple juice. Elias planned to convert it to producing and bottling soft drinks. This is a rare original Elias Disney signed contract with the O-Zell Company. The contract details agreement on stock subscription and subsequent purchase and sales of same: between Elias Disney and O-Zell. This is the original contract typed on American Trust Bond with the O-Zell corporate seal. It is dated January 29, 1918, legal size of 8.5" x 13". This document is considered extremely rare. This is one of the only contracts involving Elias Disney in private hands known to exist. This contract is hand-signed in three locations by Elias Disney. They are dated 1/29/1918, 6/29/1918, and 12/31/1918. The contract is also signed on these dates by the company's President, Ernest A. Scrogin. Originally from the estate of Ruth Disney Beecher. She was Elias and Flora Disney's youngest daughter. The estate items, including this piece, were sold through an auction. The history of this rare document is included in the sale. All three signatures of Elias Disney are in pen and ink. Minor handling and fade over-time, overall Very Good condition.

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