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Klockars’ Blacksmith Shop

 
 
Klockars' Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Juan Candelaria
1. Klockars' Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription. Beginning in the 1860s, foundries South of Market Street fabricated mining machinery, railroad cars, and ships. This 1912 machine shop is the last. Fred V. Wilbert forged fine tools here. Edwin A. Klockars (1898-1994), a native of Munsmo, Finland, joined Wilbert in 1928. His precision-made tools help construct the Emperor Norton and Golden Gate Bridges and hundreds of ships during World War II. Still in production is his 1938 San Jose Jam Tongs that enable canning companies to clear convulsed conveyor carriers. Ed Klockars had one motto; "Anything you need, we make." This shop still does.

Dedicated March 26, 6010 (2005)
Capitulus Redivivus Verba Buena #1
Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus
Credo Quia Absurdum

 
Erected 2005 by Capitulus Redivivus Verba Buena #1 Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.249′ N, 122° 23.652′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Folsom Street north of 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 443 Folsom Street, San Francisco CA 94105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Klockars' Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Juan Candelaria
2. Klockars' Blacksmith Shop
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 301 Folsom Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vernon Alley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Folsom Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spear Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bryant Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrison Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hills Brothers Coffee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Shorey (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker was dedicated by Capitulus Redivivus Mother Lodge Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus. It was misspelled as Verba Buena.
 
Regarding Klockars' Blacksmith Shop. The "Emperor Norton" Bridge referred to on the marker is better known as the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, or most commonly - the "Bay Bridge".
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & Commerce
 
Klockars' Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
3. Klockars' Blacksmith Shop
Inside the shop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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