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E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 8:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
ANYONE HAVE AN IDEA FOR RECORDS OF A COMPANY THAT WAS LOCATED IN BROOKLYN, NY. THE E.W.BLISS COMPANY THAT WAS LOCATED ON ADAMS AND PLYMOUTH STREETS LOWER BROOKLYN. MY G-GRANDFATHER WORKED FOR THEM FOR MANY YRS, RETIRING AS A DIRECTOR (JOHN J FLYNN)I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE COMPANY KEPED A FOLDER OF HIS 40 YRS WITH THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY IS LONG GONE NOW.

Re: E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 4:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Mar 2009 1:43PM GMT
Did you ever hear from anyone about the Bliss Company? My husbands grandfather worked there from at least 1910 to 1925. I do not know where (if at all) old company records might be kept, but I can offer the following bits about the company in general:

Bliss Company was both a press & die manufacturer/foundry AND a huge torpedo manufacturer doing contract work for the U.S.Navy! The Bliss Company operated its torpedo manufacturing at the Brooklyn plant at Bush Terminal from the late 1800's until at least 1925. In 1903, when the founder died, E. W. Bliss & Company covered 85 blocks in Brooklyn, and employed 13,000 people - between the press & die precision equipment and the torpedo manufacturer.!

The main building was located at 135 Plymouth Street, which is now the Chamber Paper Fiber Building. They made machinery and ammunitions, and what’s interesting about that building is that there’s actually a building within a building. The interior building held the gunpowder, so that if it exploded, it wouldn’t explode out onto the street. And then they also had a foundry on Water Street

All torpedoes were manufactured at the Brooklyn plant, and then transported to Sag Harbor on the Long Island Railroad, where Bliss Company had a testing site for its torpedos. After the torpedoes were tested at Sag Harbor, they were moved out of the harbor and transferred to Navy vessels that were awaiting supplies or possible return to the war zone. The earlier torpedoes were fired using compressed air, later being steam propelled. The Bliss and Bliss-Leavitt torpedoes that were made at Bliss Company were used not only by our own government, but also by our allies until just before WWII, when more powerful and accurate electric torpedos came into production, forcing them into extinction.

Re: E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

Posted: 18 Mar 2009 7:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
thanks, i know the company is long gone, but the bliss comp was one of the largest employers in the early 20th cent. My GGrandfather was a director, so if there are records"somewere" i am sure there will be info on him.....Thanks

Re: E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

Posted: 28 Apr 2009 11:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
My GGFather Charles Boyd worked there too according to his WWII draft card and put 53rd St and 1st Ave, Brooklyn as the address.

Re: E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

Posted: 28 Apr 2009 11:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
My GGFather Charles Boyd worked there too according to his WWII draft card and put 53rd St and 1st Ave, Brooklyn as the address. Thanks Karen!

Re: E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

Posted: 10 Jun 2009 3:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
My father worked on EW Bliss's yacht in the late 30's and joined the Navy in 1940 because, he said, "the company moved to Ohio." Perhaps just the corporate office's or Bliss Family family moved.

Re: E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

Posted: 3 Oct 2010 2:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
please email me mikeonthemike@talktalk.net
I have the 1901 catalogue and picelist fr the company. Mike

Re: E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

Posted: 6 Jul 2012 3:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
I don't know if you are still interested but the remains of E. W. Bliss exist at the only surviving Bliss facility in Hastings, MI. Most of the records and all blue print are stored here. We have over 5 million blueprints stored onsite. We also have extensive photos of many of the plants. We have produced history of Bliss in munitions and the 150 anniversary brochure. I do not have record of your great grand father, however there is much of the material that has not been researched or has been distroyed. Our website is www.bcntechserv.com
John R. Mitteer
VP Sales
Bliss, Clearing, Niagara
BCN Technical Services
269-948-3300

Re: E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: WEINTZ
My g-grandfather, was a machinist at the 53rd St. & 1st Ave. "shop" around 1917 according to his WWI draft registration. Have a photo of him in the machinist shop. Will post to my tree when I find it again. His name is George William Weintz b. 1882, d. 1941. Lived Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Ronnie-

Re: E.W. BLISS COMPANY BROOKLYN. NY

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 12:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a small bronze cannon that weighs about 50 pounds. I understand it was made in a foundry in downtown Brooklyn around 1914. Is there anyway to tell if this was made at the EA Bliss foundry?
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