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 Machinist
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 Machinist
Mr. Berner is responsible for the schematic drawings and calculating the precision tolerances for the Stock Tickers.
John Bowditch, Historian
Mr. Bowditch’s extensive knowledge allows him to ensure the highest standards of quality and historical accuracy.
Garry Venable, Cabinet Maker
Mr. Venable, a respected custom furniture maker, handcrafts each mahogany pedistal from both functional and aesthetic perspectives.
Tessa Rickard, Artist
Ms. Rickard’s eye for detail and practiced handskills are evident in the flawless finish work on the Stock Ticker.
Douglas Martin, Software Specialist
Mr. Martin developed our exclusive, user-friendly software, allowing your computer to “talk” to the Stock Ticker.
Brian Murphy, Electronics Specialist
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.