Biographical entry Bliss, Eliphalet Williams (1836 - 1903)

12 April 1836
New York, United States of America
21 July 1903
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America


Eliphalet Williams Bliss was a manufacturer and machine engineer. He established E.W. Bliss & Co. And the United States Projectile Company which manufactured the ground-breaking Bliss-Leavitt torpedo, designed by his employee Frank McDowell Leavitt in 1904.

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Sources used to compile this entry: 'Bliss Family History', in Eliphalet Williams Bliss, 2007,

Prepared by: Rebecca Rigby