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Steam Press - US Hoffman Company - Douglasville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 33° 45.007 W 084° 45.035
16S E 708355 N 3736722
Quick Description: Creation of the Laundry Steam Press
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2018 5:47:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMYC5V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of display: Douglas County
Location of display: Broad St. & Courthouse Square East, Old County Courthouse Museum, Douglsville
Phone: 678-449-3939

Plaque at Machine:

STEAM PRESS #YY40
U.S. Hoffman Company
Syracuse, New York

  In 1904, Mr. Adon Hoffman, a tailor in Syracuse, New York had an injured shoulder. This made it impossible for him to lift and use his heavy iron. To keep his small tailor shop going, he devised a finishing press machine, controllable by foot.

  By chance, a businessman, caught in a rainstorm on his way to an important meeting, urgently needed his wet, wrinkled suit pressed. He saw Mr. Hoffman's pressing machine and was so impressed, he encouraged development and production of it.

  Thence, two men joined forces as partners, founded the Hoffman Pressing Machine Company, and began producing the original Hoffman "X" press.

Type of Marker: Other

Date: 2003

Sponsor: The Old County Courthouse Museum

Marker #: Not listed

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