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

Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover

 
 
Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
1. Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover Marker
Inscription.  
Prune Steamer Pot

Made by Legion Utensils Co., Inc. (1897-1988), this pot was filled with boiling water and lye to which dry prune plums were added. The boiling process cracked and wrinkled the prune skins, making them edible. Prunes were the number one product produced in Sunnyvale in the early 1900's.

Hendy Manhole Cover

Many manhole covers were made for Sunnyvale by Joshua Hendy Iron Works, Sunnyvale (1891-1940s). Hendy, a world leader in mining technology and in the manufacture of turbines for West Coast Liberty ships, also contributed to the construction of the Panama Canal.

 
Erected by Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 21.4′ N, 122° 1.526′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from East Remington Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 570 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale CA 94087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking

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distance of this marker. Antique Entry Gate (a few steps from this marker); City Hall Bell & City Hall Cornerstone (a few steps from this marker); Heritage Park Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Vintage Sundial (within shouting distance of this marker); Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale (within shouting distance of this marker); Prune Heaven (within shouting distance of this marker); Labor Day Prunes (within shouting distance of this marker); Prune Capital of the World (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunnyvale.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the northern side of the museum courtyard.
 
Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
2. Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover Marker - wide view
The marker is flanked by the prune steamer pot (left) and the Hendy manhole cover (right).
Prune Steamer Pot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
3. Prune Steamer Pot
Hendy Manhole Cover image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
4. Hendy Manhole Cover
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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