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Bliss

Brooklyn, NY USA
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The E.W. Bliss Company was located in Brooklyn, New York. The positioned their "Bliss" car as The Finest American Motorcar" and sold it via their agent Douglas Andrews in New York, New York at 1623 Broadway.

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Bliss logo.

E.W. Bliss played a supporting role in developing the U.S. manufacturing might of the 20th century as a leader in metal forming equipment and mass production of metal parts – from cans to automobile components.

In 1906, the E.W. Bliss Company was one of the 204 exhibitors at the Automobile Club of America Car Show held in New York City, which featured the “Bliss Automobile.” The advent of the auto industry brought with it the largest single market the press industry has ever known. It has been the greatest of all Bliss “stamping grounds.”

The variety of Bliss Presses found in many large automobile plants could fill a Bliss Press Catalog of encyclopedic proportions. The automobile may be the single greatest example of the punch press’s influence on mass production.

In 1908, following the opening of the Paris plant, Bliss began production at a plant in Derby, England, which is approximately 130 miles north of London. The London plant specialized in the production of can making machinery, dies, and power presses.

Eliphalet Williams Bliss (1836-1903) built his first presses in 1857. After serving in the Civil War, he founded the E.W. Bliss Company in Brooklyn, NY. After many worldwide expansions and purchases, Bliss acquired the Consolidated Press Company in Hastings, Michigan, which to this day is the only remaining Bliss plant. Bliss helped to develop many innovations in press technology during the 20th century including two piece can production and link drive technology.

The history of this company is astonishing. Treat yourself to it here.

(source:Bliss)

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1906 Bliss ad.

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Bliss factory. (source: Bliss)

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Bliss logo. (source: Bliss)

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