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Radial Drill Press

 
 
Radial Drill Press Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2020
1. Radial Drill Press Marker
Inscription.  
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
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 walking distance of this marker. Ship Propeller Drive Shaft (within shouting distance of this marker);

Radial Drill Press and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2020
2. Radial Drill Press and Marker
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Building 49 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yard Evolution: New Power and Production (about 400 feet away); Yard Layout: Form Follows Function (about 400 feet away); Industrial Architecture (about 400 feet away); Crane 14 (about 400 feet away); Industrialization of the Shoreline (about 700 feet away); Steel Lathe (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
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. NPGallery: Digital Asset Management System website entry (Submitted on November 5, 2020.) 
 
Radial Drill Press and Marker, wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2020
3. Radial Drill Press and Marker, wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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May. 20, 2022