17 and 19 Freemont, are the largest and best known
makers of every description of saws in the Western
States. The gradual development of the firm, as it
is at present from the most humble beginning, is typical
of the enterprise of the proprietors.
San Francisco was comparatively small
city in those days, but as it increased in size and
importance, the demand for all classes of goods
increased proportionally, and seven years later the old
quarters of Messrs. Sheffield and Patterson became too
small, so they removed to Pine street, and commenced to
manufacture saws of the descriptions mostly in demand.
Hands in the Affairs of the Pacific Coast" - 1892