Friday, November 30, 2007

Joseph Blasofsel

From: Anonymous

I am interested in speaking with someone about Joseph Blasfosel and learning more information about him. The cast of Theordore Judah was done by Mr. Blasofsel in the Sacramento Shops.


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

"In addition to creating mechanical equipment, the Sacramento Shops also fabricated structural metalwork. ... In 1930 the foundry cast the bronze elements for the memorial to Theodore Judah which now stands at the corner of Second and L Streets in Sacramento. This statue, designed by J. A. MacQuarrie of San Francisco and paid for by the donations of thousands of SP employees, honored the original surveyor of the Central Pacific Railway. It was cast in the brass foundry by Joseph Blasofsel, the only man in the shops with the skill and background to make such a casting."

11/30/2007 12:46 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Chris Graves"

Joseph Blasofsel was born in Germany, Feb. 7, 1884. He married a lady whose first name was Barbara, they had two children, Grace and Carl. Carl was born May 1, 1914, he died in Sacramento July 6, 1974.

Joseph Blasofsel died in Sacramento on May 11, 1964.

He MAY be related to the still living Joseph Blasofsel, who lives in Sacramento ...

Somewhere in the pile of paper on my desk I believe I have a picture of the elder Mr. Blasofsel.

—G J Chris Graves, NewCastle, Cal.

11/30/2007 3:45 PM  

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