The 1917 Fiat San Giorgio share certificate from the collection of Alberto Puppo of SCRIPOFILIA.IT with artwork by Marco Veronese - ScripoPhygitalArt.
The NFT of the ScripoPhygitalArt (unique piece), a movement of thought that, since 2018, seeks to give new life, through the blockchain, to historical financial documents.
Making these historical documents linked to contemporary finance is a way of telling our present as well, and in a period marked by a war very close to Europe, we imagined, for the implementation of this NFT, to seize the document itself to discover a hybrid reality in which Putin becomes an omnipresent observer. But at the same time, we are also spectators of events that change the balance of the world. Where is the submarine right now? We don't know. It could be on the shores of the Black Sea or the Mediterranean. It will be up to the owner of the NFT to give his own interpretation.
1917 - FIAT SAN GIORGIO COSTRUZIONI NAVALI E MECCANICHE - 5 AZIONI - TORINO
The certificate is presented in a large horizontal 41×29 centimeter format on which is drawn a large and striking view of a World War I submarine.
HISTORY OF THE DOCUMENT
In 1905 in Muggiano (La Spezia), the Società Cantieri Navali "Fiat Muggiano" was founded for the purpose of building motor boats in cooperation with the FIAT machine shops in Turin. This activity not having achieved the expected results in 1907 was refinanced by the Società San Giorgio di Sestri Ponente becoming "FIAT-San Giorgio". It was decided to allocate the new yard to the construction of submarines, given the high demand from many European and American navies. Technicians and skilled workers were hired, particularly the engineer Cesare Laurenti, who was in charge of submarine construction and soon became the yard's director. The first submarine was built the 185-ton "Foca". In 1908 two submarines were built for two foreign navies the Swedish "Hwalen" and the Danish "Dykkeren". These submarines all with gasoline engines for sailing on the sea surface, gave impressive results. In 1918 the Perrone family of Ansaldo SA joined the company, which was later renamed to "Ansaldo - San Giorgio". The company was booming and had prestigious clients such as the Royal Italian Navy, Lloyd Triestino and many other foreign navies.
At its peak it employed nearly 5,000 workers. In 1984 it was taken over by "Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A." and still today the Muggiano shipyard builds ships for the Italian Navy and beyond.