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HEATING

AND

VENTILATING



Telephone
Kearny 4654



244 Kearny St.

SAN FRANCISCO



Phone Mission 9314



Hermann Bosch

PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL

PLASTERING

Estimates in All Its DifTcrent Branches
Carefully Given

4420 Twentieth St. San Francisco



W. W. BREITE, C. E.

structural Enginear

Ocslcat u< DettlU of

All Classes of Metallic Stractures

FOURTH FLOOR, CLUMB BUILDINQ
Caiiftrais and JHoattomery Stf.

SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA



Telephone Douglas 404

Louis De Rome

Bronze and Brass Foundry

Ornamental Bronze and Iron Archi-
tectural Work, Bronze Statuary,
Bronze Mausoleums and Vault
Doors, High-Grade Fixture Work of
All Kinds, Bronze Bank Grills,
Railings and Enclosures.

150-52-54-56 Main St.,SanFrancisco



PETERSEN-JAMES GO.



PLUMBING
HEATING

CONTRACTORS



710 Larkin St., San Francisco

Telephones, Franklin 3540—0 2443





Phone San Jose 122




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ELECTRICAL CO.




ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS
AND CONTRACTORS

Dealers in Supplies

44 W. San Fernando St. SAN JOSE, CAL.



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The Architect and Engineer



123



HARDWOOD LUMBER and VENEERS

SPECIALTY FIGURED GUM



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Germany is Scientifically Steamheated

DURING the last decade the installa-
tion of hot-water and steam heating,
and for large buildings the necessary
ventilating facilities in conjunction there-
with, has made enormous strides in Ger-
many.

The high cost of raw materials, both
for combustion and the heating plant
itself, has necessitated greater economy
in installing and daily operation; hence
the obvious reason for their greater ad-
vance along these lines. Scientific study
has enabled Germany advantageously to
compete with all foreign competitors,
not only in their own country but in
most others where tariff restrictions arc
not too great, comments Power.

The fuels mostly in use are coke and
a noncoking brown coal (lignite), the
former being a byproduct of gas works
and reducing ovens and the latter a very
cheap form of soft coal low in heat units.
Tlie cheapness Of this fuel has resulted
in overcoming the difficulties of obtain-
ing efficient combustion with such a
poor class of fuel.

All towns and cities are governed by
a general and very strict smoke ordi-
nance, which applies to house heating
as well as power boilers. At the same
time all cheaper classes of fuel, espe-
cially of the lignite variety, tend to give
a noxious and easily detected smoke
when the combustion is not complete.
Hence great difliculties have had to be
overcome in manufacturing boilers to
give satisfactory and economical service
at the same time to comply with the laws
governing their operation.

House-heating boilers for both steam
and water systems arc sold on .t hasi"



of heating surface, the average price
being 50 to 70 marks ($11.90 to $16.67)
per sq. m. (10J4 sq. ft) heating surface,
depending on the size and quality. Radia-
tion, on the same basis, costs 6 to 7
marks ($1.43 to $1.67) per sq. m. heating
.surface. It is usual to assume an addi-
tional H)% to cover the cost of installation



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CONSTRUCTION C<>;?




System of FIRE

PROOFING and

EXPANDED
METAL LATH



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Ma4t (n San Fraaclic*

XPAXDED metal
manufactured
in rolls ISO' long. IS^
and 33" wide.orflhe«U
if drsircd, plain, paint
ed or galvantifd.
Crimped metal lath
and wire lath for ax-
tertor ptaatering.

Everything in the tatb line for architect, ownar.

plasterer and lather.

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and Lot Anifclci
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124



The Architect and Engineer



For Finishing and Waterproofing Concrete Surfaces



For permanent, non-
cracking gunite on
wood-stud construc-
tion(instead of hand
plaster and metal-
lath) use the CE-
MENT GUN. Full
details and esti-
mates on applica-
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The Ventilation of Picture Theaters

A British correspondent writes in
reference to the very successful applica-
tion of what is known as the "Dupor"
system of ventilation to picture theaters.
The great possibilities in connection with
moving pictures and color displays has
taken hold of the British public, and they
throng in thousands to the new picture
palaces which are being built all over
England. Incidentally it would appear
that the moving picture displays, and
those newer applications of science
which render the screen unnecessary,
have not only been made use of to rep-
resent laughable incidents and current
events, but business men are using them
as advertising mediums.

Such theaters necessarily need ventila-
tion, for in an exhibition where science
is seen in the most up-to-date manner it
is only reasonable to suppose that the
manager and the builders will be up-to-
date in lighting, heating and ventilation.
Among the different schemes which have
been applied mention should be made of
the "Dupor" system, a very important
installation of which was carried out re-
cently at the Maida Vale Palace, London
— a splendidly appointed building. It may
be explained that "Dupor" means dupli-
cate power, and the patentees have
earned their success by the application
of mechanical means aiding natural laws,
that is to say, while acknowledging that
the principle of natural ventilation is the
right one. it is recognized that it re-
quires assistance under exceptional con-
ditions.

The system adopted in this particular
instance is the use of a powerful cone
and extractor known as the "Barrel"
which draws upward all foul air and
gases through main trunking to a central
shaft, from whence it is carried through
the roof into the open air, the natural
ventilation of the inlet coming in at a
suitable distance above the floor. When



this remains stagnant powerful electric
fans are brought into operation, sucking
the air upwards into the cone. They are
economical in use in that they cease
working the moment the updraught is
sufficient without their aid. The fans
are regulated, too, so as to prevent any
superfluous draught.

In the particular instance referred to
there are three small fans over the gal-
lery, the central pit being ventilated by
one large one in the centre. The system
has been found very satisfactory, and is
being adopted in England in many of
the picture palaces that are springing up
everywhere.

What California Towns Are Doing

Watsonville is undertaking a lot of
street repair work.

Hayward decides to pave its streets
with asphalt macadam.

Richmond is about to put down bitu-
lithic pavement on Espee avenue.

.Mbany is about to put a sewer in
Curtis street, also concrete curbs and
gutters on Passen avenue.

Santa Rosa will pave Fourth street
with bitulithic pavement.

San Rafael will soon start proceedings
for a lot of municipal improvements, in-
cluding street work, costing over $100,-
000.

Dinuba citizens are planning street im-
provements to connect with the "Fresno
liighway system.

Visalia has ordered a class A pavement
on West Main avenue.

Palo Alto will pave Forest and Mid-
dlcton road with asphalt.

Sacramento will construct curbs, gut-
ters and sewers on seven blocks of D
street; also put down an asphalt con-
crete pavement on two blocks of Eighth
street.

iVIayficld trustees are discussing pav-
ing of Main street.



The Architect and Engineer 125



HEATING ELECTRICAL WORK PLUMBING

FLOOR AND WALL TILING

VENTILATION SHEET METAL WORK

JOHN G. SUTTON CO.

243 MINNA STREET SAN FRANCISCO

WESTERN FURNACE and CORNICE CO.

1645 HOWARD STREET, Bet. 12th and 13th, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
JAS. T. CONWAY

Telephone. Market 4201

SKYLIGHTS, GALVANIZED IRON TIN ROOFING, HOT AIR HEAT-

CORNICE WORK ING AND VENTILATING



PACinC COAST DEPARTMeNT

FIDELITY AND DEPOSIT COMPANY OF MARYLAND

Bonds and Casualty Insurance for Contractors




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ENGINEERS and CONTRACTORS

STEAM AND HOT WATER HEATING. FANS. BLOWERS.

FURNACES, POWER PLANTS-SHEET METAL WORK

FOURTH AND FREELON STS. PHONE* DOUGL«B 3TB. HOME J 1 00»

SAN FRANCISCO. CaL.




ELECTRICAL SPECIALTIES IN SAN FRANCISCO STOCK

Dayton Electrical Mfg. Co., E. H. Freeman Electric Co., Grabler Manuf.ictur-
ing Co., M. & M. Electrical Mfg. Co.. Pittsburgh High Voltage Insulator
Co., V. V. Fittings Co., Western Conduit Co. "Buckeye." Represented by

ELECTRIC AGENCIES COMPANY 247 Minna Street, S I

WITTMAN, LYMAN & CO.



C<»NTHACTORS



PLUMBING, STEAM and HOT WATER HEATING

G. CiVAM.. Mar

FLORENTINE ART STUDIO

Modeling, Marble Carvlnft, Stiitiinr\, Monumcni*
Telophoiie Suiter 7.iH SiKvc....r i..

W. H. McCONNELL (Globe Electrical Co.)

GENERAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

111 New Montgomery St., SuiU- KKMil' S,\N 1 K.WCISCO. C.Al.



By the Way

Some Industrial Information Worth the While



Advantages of the Sliding Door



The Richards-Wilcox Manufacturing
Company of Aurora, III., recently con-
cluded a successful contest for the best
articles on the "Advantages and Con-
veniences of Installing Sliding Doors in
the Modern Home."

After carefully reading every reply and
thoroughly weighing and considering the
many strong points advanced in favor of
installing sliding doors in the modern
home, the judges, Mr. Lewis W. Harstig
of Sargent & Co., Mr. R. J. Kleinsmid of
Yale & Towne, Mr. W. J. Patterson of
P. & F. Corbin — men of extensive ex-
perience in all branches of the hardware
business — selected and labeled Blanche
Ayers' article as "best."

The second prize, ^30, was awarded to
Mr. John R. Higgins of the Gregg Hard-
ware Company' of Detroit, and the third
prize, $20. to Mr. H. H. Cahoon of Pitts-
burg, Penn.

None of the articles were signed. Be-
fore the prizes were awarded the judges,
even had they desired, had no means of



knowing who wrote the winning articles.
Every article was carefully considered.

Miss Ayers' article seems to cover every
point as to the merits of the sliding
door, clearly bringing out the many de-
sirable advantages sliding doors oflfer
over swinging doors and plain cased open-
ings.

Here is the |)rizc winning essay:

The sliding door is more convenient, more
artistic and more durable than the ordinary swing-
ing door, and also has advantages over the plain
cased opening.

A sliding door takes less space when open
than the hinged door. When the door is open
it is entirely out of the way, and the space which
would be used for the door to swing back, can be
otherwise utilized. The appearance of the room
is also improved by having sliding doors, as the
hinge doors when open are clumsy.

When a door is once hung with a good reliable
hanger, and has a good, substantial track on which
to run. there is no trouble with the door sagging.
If any trouble arises it can be remedied by ad-
justing the hanger without taking down the door.
A door on hinges, when out of plumb has to be
taken off and refitted and rchung.

The sliding door is more economical than the
plain cased opening in the long run. There can



THE ORIGINAL



Interlocking Rubber Tiling




ALL OTHERS ARC IMITATIONS

Guarant««d
Odorless
Noiseless
Sanitary

Non-Slippery



Above the Plai



More Durable Than
Marble or Mosaic



Any combination of colors or desi^D,
to harmonize wUh Interior decorations,
c«n be made to suit ttie taste of th«
most exacting- Correspondence ao-



New York Belting and Packing Co., ud.

NEW YORK CHICAGO PHILADELPHIA ST. LOUIS BUFFALO SPOKANE PORTLAND

129-131 First Street, SAN FRANCISCO



vriting to Advertisers please mention this magazine.



The Architect and Engineer



127



MacKenzie Roof Co.



{Mackenzie?!



4-25 15tK St.. OaKland

Phone OsKland 3-461



WHO
MAKES

The best Face Brick

Don't ask us — get a sample
Vallejo Dry-Press — then
you'll know we do.



Sutter 2877



Vallejo
Brick Co.



Yard 413 Berry 343 Sansomc

SAN FRANCISCO



be a saving in fuel, especially in houses healed
by stoves. The opening can be closed and only
closed up portion of the house heated. In clean-
ing, one room can be cleaned without having to
clean all the house if there are doors to close the
openings. The sliding doors answer every pur-
pose of the plain cased opening, and have the ad-
vantage of having doors that can be closed when
desired.



"Kahn Systems Standards" Hand Book
on Reinforced Concrete

This new edition contains numerous
additions and revisions over previous is-
sues. The "Kahn System Standards" is
generally recognized among engineers,
architects and builders as the standard
handbook on reinforced concrete. It is
used as an auxiliary te.xtbook in many
of the leading technical universities.

The new edition contains the following
new features, which appear for the first
time:

Photographic views of various types of
reinforced concrete structures; interior
views of various types of reinforced con-
crete floor construction; complete specifi-
cations for reinforced concrete; illus-
trated discussion of the aclvantagcs of
reinforced concrete construction; tables
of comparative cost of reinforced con-
crete, wood mill construction and struc-
tural steel; floredomc and florctyle con-
struction; many new tables, including
those for beams and also a complete re-
vision of the text matter.

"Kahn System Stan<lards" is divided
into sections covering completely the
following matter:

-Vdvanlages of rigid connection of
shear numbers.
Properties of Kahn Bnildiitg products.

.■\dv:intagcs of Reinforced Concrcie
Construction.

Specifications for Reinforced Con-
crete.

Theory of Reinforced Concrete.

Typical Installations.

Illustrations of various H.ior construc-
tions.

Complete tables covering solid con-
crete slabs. reinforced with Kahn
Trussed Bars, Rib Metal and Ily-Rib.



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Architectural Sculptor

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128



The Architect and Engineer



SMITH, EMERY & COMPANY, Inc.

INSPECTINQ AND TESTING ENGINEERS

AND CHEMISTS

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INSPECTORS OP

IRON, STEEL, OEMEINT

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Tables for Floredomcs, Floretyles and
Terra Cotta Tile floors.

Tables for Reinforced Concrete beams,
Square Columns and Hooped Columns.

Tables for Reinforced Concrete Foot-
ings.

Materials in concrete and mortar and
estimating table.

"Kahn System Standards" is issued
primarily for practising architects, en-
gineers and contractors, to whom it is
distributed free. To others a nominal
charge of 50c per copy is made. Pub-
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Company, Detroit, Mich.



Important Power Development on Na-
tional Forest in California

The Secretary of .Agriculture has just
issued a permit to the Pacific Light and
Power Corporation of Los Angeles, to
construct and operate a series of power
plants in the Sierra National forest. The
company plans to build four power
houses, two reservoirs, and twenty-five
miles of cement-lined tunnels. On ac-
count of the magnitude of the construc-
tion work and the amount of power to
be disposed of, the permit provides for
construction extending over a period of
twelve years. Under a temporary per-
mit the company has already nearly com-
pleted the first step of this development,
known as the "Big Creek Proiect." This
work is being done by the Stone and
Webster Engineering Corporation.

The ultimate development proposed is
about 150,000 horsepower. The greater
part of this power will be transmitted
240 miles into Los Angeles and vicinity
and will probably be used in large part
on further extensions of interurban rail-
way systems. It is also expected that
considerable quantities of this power
will be utilized in pumping water for ir-
rigation in the upper San Joaquin valley.
The power will be transmitted over a
double steel tower line strung with
stranded aluminum cables and at a pres-
sure of 150,000 volts, the highest yet at-
tempted in commercial transmission.

This development of the Pacific Light
and Power Corporation is one of several



under way or projected upon national
forest lands in California. Among these
are the projects of the Great Western
Power Company on the north fork of
the Feather River where a reservoir of
forty-three square miles is to be con-
structed and power plants with a capac-
ity of about 350,000 horsepower are to be
built. The Southern California Edison
Company is planning for the develop-
ment of four plants on the Kern river.
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company
is constructing on the South Yuba, one
of the highest masonry dams in the
world. The greatest water-power de-
velopment in the history of the State
is now under way and most of the plants
proposed or being constructed will oc-
cupy national forest lands under permit
from the secretary of agriculture.



Panama-Pacific Exposition Progress

In his report to President Moore, Di-
rector of Works, Harris D. H. Connick,
of the Panama-Pacific International Ex-
position, states that twenty-two import-
ant contracts have been completed and
that work on the remainder of the con-
tracts is well under way.

Mr. Connick states that more than
270 head of stock are engaged in the
work of grading the Exposition site and
the contract for the construction of the
freight slip and its approach is nearly
completed.

"Progress on the construction of the
Machinery Building," said Director Con-
nick, "has been most satisfactory during
the past thirty days. For the month of
June 2.150,000 feet of lumber was erected
in place and this was on an average of
70.000 feet per day.

"Frame work on the construction of
the Palace of Education started on the
tenth day of May and about 900.000 feet
of lumber has been placed to date, mak-
ing a daily average of 30.000. A large
portion of the floor of the Education
Palace has been laid and about 300,000
feet of lumber has been used in the
floor work of the Palace of .\griculture.
The three fire stations will soon be built,
the work actually having been completed
on one of them.



The Architect and Engineer



129



ROBERT W. HUNT



JNO. J. CONE



JAS. C. HALLSTED



D. W. MCNAUGHER



ROBERT W. HUNT & CO., Engineers



BUREAU OF INSPECTION TESTS AND CONSULTATION

418 MONTGOMERY ST., SAN FRANCISCO



New York Lou



CEMENT INSPECTION

INSPECTION OF STRUCTURAL AND REINFORCING STEEL

REPORTS AND ESTIMATES ON PROPERTIES AND PROCESSES

CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL TESTING LABORATORIES



"The work of enlarging the sculpture
models to full size is progressing suc-
cessfully under the direction of A. Stir-
ling Calder, Acting Chief of the Depart-
ment of Sculpture. He is now employ-
ing a force of twenty sculptors, painters
and helpers.

"Warehouse No. 2 is rapidly nearing
completion. The plan covering the elec-
trical installation in the various buildings
is well under way, as are also the archi-
tectural plans for the various courts and
buildings."

Why Concrete Needs to Be Water-
proofed.

The latest catalogue of the Ceresit
Waterproofing Company of Chicago is
called their international catalogue be-
cause it describes and illustrates build-
ings in all parts of the world that have
been waterproofed with their famous
waterproofing compound.

There is no country of importance and
no class of building in which this com-
pound has not been tried and given the
best of satisfaction. Palaces and hotels,
postofFice buildings and railroad stations,
water towers and bridges, vaults and
aqueducts, lighthouses and \^'arehouses,
tunnels and swiinming pools, all are
found among the constructions subjected
to the waterproofing methods of the
Ceresit Waterproofing Company.

Another notable piece of advertising
just published by the Ceresit Company is
a unique book entitled "You Are the
Judges," the contention of the manu-
facturers being that Ceresit has "all of
the good points and none of the bad,"
and the building public is the jury from
whom the verdict must come.

Here is what the manufacturers have
to say about the necessity of good water-
proofing compound in concrete work:

WmcrprooHng in alwoliilcly ri««nlml lo moilcrn
concrete construction. Upon this, nrcliilccin. rn
nil now nrjrcr. Ilul lhi«
ycl rccnuni/fil by the rent



ginecrs nnd contrncior
is a fact tlint in not n!
of iiK US it shouM he.

Most of us are not
porous as a sponxr,
worthless for most for
unless it is IhonuiKhb
nblv wntcrprnofed.

The trouhlc Is not that the public has
given waterproofing a fair consiileration. It



aware that concrete Is as
anfl that it is practically
US t>f concrete construction
, permanently ami depend.



docs not even occur to them. They do not even
inquire into it — or argue with you about it —
Just naturally get along without it. Many build-
ers do not even know that there is such a special
preparation in general use as a waterproofing
compound for concrete, cement, mortar, etc.

Nevertheless it is a fact that concrete docs not
keep out moisture. Furthermore, it is a signifi-
cant fact because it generally means unhealthy,
damp conditions — discomfort — possible spoiling of
walls and wall decorating, giving that unsightly,
dark, soaked appearance — spoiling food stuffs —
decay in cellars — corrosion of steel reinforcins
that enters the concrete of modern structures —
cither a contaminating inflow or wasteful outflow
in reservoirs, tanks, and dams — damage by rust
to machinery — handling of 25 per cent less flow
by sewers — undesirably high temperature in re-
frigerating plants — financial loss in concrete super-
structure, peeling, etc. — damage to cement plas-
tered exteriors, or concrete block construction,
concrete roofs, tunnels, silos, swimming pools,
etc. — ^rain beating against the face of concrete
walls, penetrating and communicating dampness
to the interior.

No matter what you build, or where or wheiT
you build, you need waterproofing, because it 1»
the only certain means of preventing the penetra-
tion of dampness and water through structures
of all kinds.

The new catalogue tells you everything
you desire to know about waterproofing —
its origin — its uses — its advantages, etc. It
also explains to you fully why Ceresit, a
cream white paste of about the consistency
of butter, and which is easily dissolved in
the gauging water, renders concrete con-
struction absolutely waterproof for all lintc.



Napa Hospital Improvements

The Board of Managers of the Napa
State Hospital, the Superintendent and
Steward of that institution anrl the Stale
Engineer met recently to diseusn biiilil-
ing projects and rcrlaination work which
it is planned to carry on at K-ijia during
the next two years.

The last l.rgislaturo granted total
sperial appropriations of $154,800 to he
devoted to the orccticm of new buildings,
remodeling of certain othcrn. steam pip-
ing, electric rewiring anil the rrclatna-
lion of latiil along the Nap.i river.

The appropriations liecime av.iil.iMr
on AiigU'^t null, and it i» tif T»irp.>.r of
the n<>ar<l of Man u i

.»Ir«olioii and devrl -»

as po*^ililo that thi "t

in belter shape to ni'-' • 'K

inmates



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