Paul Shniedewend & Co. – Chicago
Age: circa 1905, Serial No. 951, Model 2B, Platen size 21.25” x 27”, Bed size: 24? x 30?, Weight apx. 2200lbs.
The 20th Century Reliance Iron Press, manufactured by the Paul Shniedewend & Companyfrom 1895 to 1912, is a good example of comparative manufacturing. Many companies produced the Rust/Hoe designed iron press and this Reliance was essentially a carbon copy of the Hoe. Because of the 20th Century marking, we know this press was probably built after 1900 although this same maker and press was manufactured in the late 1800’s as well.