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The Blessing Company is located at 1301 Beardsley Avenue. Blessing Company of Elkhart, originally founded by Emil Karg Blessing, Senior, came to Elkhart from Sclechtbach, Württemberg, Germany. He began his work at Buescher Company, helping to design Buescher’s first piston valves. E. K. Blessing then moved from Elkhart to Chicago, where he worked for a number of factories as a tool and dye setter. In 1907, he returned back to Elkhart, making instruments in his house. Demand for his instruments increased and in 1926 his operation grew into a factory. Since its beginnings, members of the Blessing family have managed the Company.
Your next stop on the tour the Babbitt Brothers’ Company, located at 1505 Beardsley. From Blessing, continue west on Beardsley to 1505, the location of Babbitt.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Band Instrument Industry (Yellow Tour)