Universal Stock Ticker


Old meets new in one of the most ingenious ideas to celebrate our financial and innovative heritage. A working reproduction of the Universal Stock Ticker. Built to exacting standards of historical authenticity, yet, at the same time, taking advantage of today’s precise mechanical standards.

After 100 years, the Universal Stock Ticker is back in production. We’re proud to reintroduce you to a legendary symbol of Wall Street, unchanged from the days of Thomas Edison.

Designed in the 19th-century, and now ticking again in the new millennium, the Universal Stock Ticker is capable of working if connected to the original 1870s transmission lines. However, today it will print your favorite stock quotes from the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, or Mutual Funds, direct from the internet.

  • In the 1870s, the Universal Stock Ticker represented what could be considered the very first mass-produced electronic printer. Today, the Universal Stock Ticker reproduction while available only in extremely limited numbers, still functions as an electronic printer. Simply connect it to your computer to get current stock quotes or print personal messages.
  • It is manufactured to the strict standards of historical authenticity as certified by Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village®, site of the largest collection of Edison patented stock tickers in the world.
  • It can print four stored personalized messages without a computer connection, and has a remote control to activate the stored messages.
  • It’s portable. The Stock Ticker and power module disconnect easily and can be used at other venues without the substantial pedestal and glass dome. A hard-shell case is included for convenient transportation of the Ticker, the power module, and all needed accessories.

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The Universal Stock Ticker is:

  • Certified historically accurate
  • Individually numbered and certified
  • Made in America
  • 100% authentic
  • limited to 125 units worldwide


  • Solid Mahogany Pedestal Cabinet
  • Cast Iron Pedistal & Ticker Base
  • Handblown Glass Ticker Globe
  • Solid Brass & Steel Assemblies
  • Unit & Remote Sender Operation
  • Serial pointer cable and power supply cord


  • Height (overall) – 53″
  • Width (at pedistal base) – 18″
  • Ticker Weight – 10.5 lbs.
  • Ticker Size – 9″ dia. by 10″ high
  • Pedistal Weight – 33lbs
  • Pedistal Base Weight – 42 lbs.
  • Power Supply – 110 or 220 volts
  • Power Use – 9 volts / 22 ohms

Additional information

Weight 146 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 30 in

Building the working reproduction of Thomas Edison’s first success ful innovation was a labor of love for everone on the team. The first step was to secure our own collection of original stock tickers. We began purchasing the tickers several years ago from auction houses, retired Western Union repairmen, retired stockbrokers, estates, and other collectors. We now own what may be the largest collection of historic stock tickers.

We dismantled a number of these machines in order to study each part closely. We also visually examined many original stock tickers in museums.

We were able to get a couple of the original stock tickers from our collection ticking again. We brought these tickers to schools, antique shows, universities, and small businesses. We went to New York City where we were introduced to business leaders, the media, Wall Street executives, and historians.

Klaus Berner, Project Leader and Machinistteam_kberner

Mr. Berner is the owner of the Berner Machine Labs. He oversees all aspects of the Stock Ticker project, from ensuring that the individual parts are properly manufactured to “road testing” each machine for reliability.

Richard Berner, Master Machinistteam_rberner

Mr. Berner is responsible for the schematic drawings and calculating the precision tolerances for the Stock Tickers.

John Bowditch, Historianteam_bowditch

Mr. Bowditch’s extensive knowledge allows him to ensure the highest standards of quality and historical accuracy.

Garry Venable, Cabinet Makerteam_venable

Mr. Venable, a respected custom furniture maker, handcrafts each mahogany pedistal from both functional and aesthetic perspectives.

Tessa Rickard, Artistteam_rickard

Ms. Rickard’s eye for detail and practiced handskills are evident in the flawless finish work on the Stock Ticker.

Douglas Martin, Software Specialistteam_martin

Mr. Martin developed our exclusive, user-friendly software, allowing your computer to “talk” to the Stock Ticker.

Brian Murphy, Electronics Specialistteam_murphy

Mr. Murphy was key in the interface between the computer and the Stock Ticker, and in the function design of the pedistal.

Each Universal Stock Ticker is covered by a five (5) year limited warranty beginning on the date of purchase. During the warranty period we will repair or replace defective parts without charge to you. The Stock Ticker Company warrants that the Stock Ticker will be free from defects in the material and the workmanship. Please follow the care and maintenance instructions in the Stock Ticker Use and Care Manual carefully, because care and maintenance of the Stock Ticker is your responsibility. We will not cover abuse or misuse by a customer or authorized distributor; this includes broken glass, broken or stolen parts, tarnish, or other damage caused by carelessness. We must be notified in writing of the defect during the warranty period. For any repairs performed or replacement parts provided that are not covered under this warranty, normal service policies shall apply, and the owner will be invoiced for all shipping charges.

Each Universal Stock Ticker also includes Stock Ticker Software. By purchasing a Stock Ticker the owner is granted, and accepts, a limited license to use the software only for their own personal use on a single computer. All rights, title, and interest in the Stock Ticker Software remain with the Stock Ticker Company or its licensor. One may not copy the software, except to retain a copy for backup purposes. The Stock Ticker Use and Care Manual identifies the system requirements necessary to operate the Stock Ticker Software. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, FOR EITHER THE STOCK TICKER OR STOCK TICKER SOFTWARE IS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, AND THE FORGOING WARRANTY IS THE PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

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