Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover
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 distance of this marker
More about this marker. The marker is located on the northern side of the museum courtyard.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.