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  E. Schneider & Co Stearic Wax Candle.jpg - Stearic wax candle marked with inset letters E. SCHNEIDER & CO, 9 in. long, shown with fancy two-piece stick, ex-Roger Peterson collection, NOS condition (E. Schneider & Co. was one of the largest manufacturers of candles, oil and glycerine in the world. The company was founded in St. Louis in 1842 for the manufacture of soaps. Eugene Schneider was the company's first president and Anthony Schmitt entered office at the same time as secretary and treasurer. When the firm moved its office and factory to Chicago in 1865, it found that another company was already manufacturing the same product lines. By mutual agreement, E. Schneider & Co. discontinued the manufacture of soaps and in return the rival company abandoned the manufacturing of candles, oil and glycerine. The stearic wax candles of E. Schneider & Co. were known in every mining district in the country. Ever since the company incorporated in 1881, it was a close corporation. After the death of E. Schneider in 1889, Anthony Schmitt succeeded as president of the corporation. Schmitt continued in that office at least through 1911.  The other executive officers of the corporation were: A. G. Schmitt, vice-president and treasurer, and C. P. Woodcock, secretary.  The main offices of E. Schneider & Co. were in the Fisher building, 277 Dearborn street. Its factory occupied the block fronting on Wallace street and bounded by Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth streets.  See Centennial History of the City of Chicago, 1905)  
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E. Schneider & Co Stearic Wax Candle | Stearic wax candle marked with inset letters E. SCHNEIDER & CO, 9 in. long, shown with fancy two-piece stick, ex-Roger Peterson collection, NOS condition (E. Schneider & Co. was one of the largest manufacturers of candles, oil and glycerine in the world. The company was founded in St. Louis in 1842 for the manufacture of soaps. Eugene Schneider was the company's first president and Anthony Schmitt entered office at the same time as secretary and treasurer. When the firm moved its office and factory to Chicago in 1865, it found that another company was already manufacturing the same product lines. By mutual agreement, E. Schneider & Co. discontinued the manufacture of soaps and in return the rival company abandoned the manufacturing of candles, oil and glycerine. The stearic wax candles of E. Schneider & Co. were known in every mining district in the country. Ever since the company incorporated in 1881, it was a close corporation. After the death of E. Schneider in 1889, Anthony Schmitt succeeded as president of the corporation. Schmitt continued in that office at least through 1911. The other executive officers of the corporation were: A. G. Schmitt, vice-president and treasurer, and C. P. Woodcock, secretary. The main offices of E. Schneider & Co. were in the Fisher building, 277 Dearborn street. Its factory occupied the block fronting on Wallace street and bounded by Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth streets. See Centennial History of the City of Chicago, 1905) Download Original Image
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