Radial Drill Press
This shipbuilding site was known to have state-of-the-art equipment throughout its existence. Recovered from historic Union Iron Works Building 113, this press was used to drill holes (and even stamp markings and indentations) in fabricated parts.
Built in 1886, Building 113 (just
south of 20th Street) is one of the
earliest extant structures on site.
From World War II onwards, it
served exclusively as a Machine
Shop, part of the shipyard
Engineering Department. The work
in this building was specific to
fabricating a ship's propulsion and
auxiliary machinery, steering
apparatus, and piping.
Erected 2020 by Union Iron Works Historic District.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 37° 45.71′ N, 122° 23.209′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Illinois Street near 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ship Propeller Drive Shaft (within shouting distance
More about this marker. The marker is located at the foot of the southernmost of the two cranes in Crane Cove Park.
Also see . . . Union Iron Works Historic District (National Park Service). (Submitted on November 5, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.