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Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Joshua Hendy Iron Works

National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark

 
 
Joshua Hendy Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
1. Joshua Hendy Iron Works Marker
Inscription.  From 1906 until 1946 this was the Joshua Hendy Iron Works. The works exemplifies the adaptability required for survival in a dynamic technological society. It was a major western producer of meghanical equipment used in mining, ship propulsion, irrigation and power generation, and the Hendy tradition of adapting to the demands of the marketplace has continued to this day.

Hendy's significant and continuing contributions to the industrial strength of our nation is especially a tribute to several generations of personnel at all levels.

 
Erected 1978 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 22.606′ N, 122° 1.449′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on East Hendy Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 East Hendy Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hendy Ironworks (here, next to this marker); Del Monte Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); F.E. Cornell’s Country Store

Joshua Hendy Iron Works Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
2. Joshua Hendy Iron Works Marker - wide view
Showing both the NHME (upper) and Heritage (lower) Landmark plaques...
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Hendy Stamp Mill / Hendy's "California" Stamp Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Martin Murphy, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 0.4 miles away); City Hall Bell & City Hall Cornerstone (approx. 1.4 miles away); Antique Entry Gate (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunnyvale.
 
Also see . . .  Joshua Hendy Iron Works (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). (Submitted on August 18, 2020.)
 
The Former Joshua Hendy Iron Works and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
3. The Former Joshua Hendy Iron Works and Markers
Hendy Iron Works Manhole Cover image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
4. Hendy Iron Works Manhole Cover
This particular example is found in Sunnyvale's Heritage Park on the museum grounds.
<i>Interior Hendy Iron, Sunnyvale, Cal.</i> image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of San Jose Public Library, California Room, circa 1907
5. Interior Hendy Iron, Sunnyvale, Cal.
"Black-and-white photograph on front of postcard of the interior of the Hendy Iron Works in Sunnyvale, Cal. Hendy Iron Works relocated to Sunnyvale after the San Francisco plant was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. It was the first large industrial plant in Sunnyvale. Hendy manufactured mining and other heavy duty industrial machinery."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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