Sat, Oct 19 | Iron Man Museum, Sunnyvale

Members Only -- Iron Man Museum Tour

Exclusive group tour of the Iron Man Museum at the Joshua Hendy Iron Works in Sunnyvale. Space is limited to 25-30 guests so reserve your spot early!
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Members Only -- Iron Man Museum Tour

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2019, 10:00 AM
Iron Man Museum, Sunnyvale, 401 E Hendy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

About The Event

The tour will include exhibit materials of historic interest related to Joshua Hendy Iron Works and the Sunnyvale operations of Westinghouse Electric and Northrop Grumman. The Joshua Hendy Iron Works is a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark. The Museum is located within the Northrop Grumman Marine Systems Plant. There is also a gift shop at the Museum.

The Joshua Hendy Iron Works was an American engineering company that existed from the 1850s to the late 1940s. It was at one time a world leader in mining technology and its equipment was used to build the Panama Canal, among other major projects. The company went on to serve many different markets during the course of its existence, but is perhaps is best remembered today for its contribution to the American shipbuilding industry during World War II.

In 1947, the Joshua Hendy Iron Works was sold to the Westinghouse Corporation. In the postwar period, the plant continued to produce military equipment including missile launching and control systems for nuclear-powered submarines, and anti-aircraft guns. It also produced pressure hulls for undersea vehicles, nuclear power plant equipment, 216,000 horsepower (161,000 kW) wind tunnel compressors, large diameter radio telescopes, diesel engines and electrical equipment. In 1996, Westinghouse sold the plant to Northrop Grumman, which renamed it Northrop Grumman.

All visitors must be U.S. citizens and all visitor names must be submitted to the Museum by October 11th! It is also requested that guests bring their drivers license or DMV ID card with them. For questions, email gayle@preservation.org.

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