Edwin Klockars Blacksmithing - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 47.247 W 122° 23.646
10S E 553349 N 4182405
Quick Description: A historic blacksmith shop in downtown San Francisco. The shop is still in use.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/22/2009 3:38:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM7YE6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
Views: 4

Long Description:
The plaque reads: "Klockars' Blacksmith Shop

Beginning in the 1860's, foundries south of Market Street fabricated mining machinery, railroad cars, and ships. This 1912 machine shop is the last. Fred V. Wilbert forged fine tools here. Edwin A. Klockars (1898 - 1994), a native of Munsmo, Finland, joined Wilbert in 1928. His precision-made tools helped construct the Emperor Norton and Golden Gate Bridges and hundreds of ships during World War II. Still in production is [sic] his 1939 jam tongs that enable canning companies to clear convulsed conveyor carriers. Ed Klockars had one motto: "Anything you need, we make." This shop still does.

Dedicated March 26, 6010 (2005)
Capitulus Redivivus Yerba Buena #1
Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
Credo Quia Absurdum "
Operating Status: Operating

443 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA USA

Web Address: Not listed

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