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Hills Bros. Coffee Trademark

 
 
Hills Bros. Coffee Trademark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
1. Hills Bros. Coffee Trademark Marker
Inscription.  Created by sculptor Spero Anargyros, the familiar bearded figure in turban and flowing robe logo was orginally designed for Hills Bros. by a local San Francisco artist just before the turn of the century. In 1900, when Hills Bros originated the process for vacuum-packing coffee, this trademark appeared on the first Hills Bros vacuum-packed coffee can. It has lived on through all the years as a lasting symbol of coffee quality.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 47.39′ N, 122° 23.368′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of The Embarcadero and Harrison Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hills Brothers Coffee (within shouting distance of this marker); Fireboats on the Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Folsom Street
Hills Bros. Coffee Trademark Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
2. Hills Bros. Coffee Trademark Marker - wide view
"A symbol of an Arab drinking coffee called "the taster" was designed by an artist named Briggs in 1906 but was replaced by a new "taster" to represent the original founders in 1990...." - Wikipedia
(about 300 feet away); Captain Shorey (about 400 feet away); 20,000 Years Ago (about 600 feet away); Fast Tides, Frisky Winds & Wet Sails (about 700 feet away); Spear Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the base of the statue in the courtyard of the large Romanesque building on the Embarcadero between Harrison and Folsom Streets. The statue is visible from the street.
 
Also see . . .  Hills Bros. Coffee (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 18, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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