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The officers of the company are: W.
G. Hunt, president ; C. L. Gifford, vice-
president; H. M. Eichelberger, secretary
and treasurer. Associated with the com-
pany are capable department managers
and specialists in various lines.



The Architect and Engineer



123



SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW

OSCILLATING PORTAL WALL BEDS



MARSHALL & STEARNS CO.



1154 PHELAN BUILDING



SAN FRANCISCO, CAl



Excellent Trade Catalogue

One of tlie most handsome and eom-
plctc trade catalogues ever issued on tlie
Pacilic Coast has recently been published
l)y \V. P. Kul'er & Co., the well-known
dealers in paints, oils and glass. For
tllo^()Ughne^ s and completeness, and ex-
cellence of typography it stands out by
itself. Just how well the catalogue is be-
ing received is indicated by the following
criticism taken from the London Dec-
orator of October 22d. There is little
we can add to this enthusiastic review:

"It is rarely that we review under the
head of "Publications Received' a trade
catalogue, but the work before us is so
truly worthy of praise that it fully de-
serves to be ranked as a standard work
of its kind. One hesitates at all times to
speak of anything as being "the best." but
the writer can say that during his twenty-
live years' connection with the paint
tr.ide he has never seen a better cata-
logue, nor one which was more truly
worthy of the very highest praise.

"Before giving an idea of the contents
of the book one or two special features
may be mentioned, and Knglish manufac-
turers might well follow out some of the
ideas. It measures 7 inclies l)y 9 inches.
It is bound in a very serviceable buck-
ram. The first special feature is that it
consists of separate sheets or leaves all
securely screwed together, and made so
as to fold back easily. The idea is this



\\ hen there is a change of any kind in
connection with any of the nroducts in-
cluded in the catalogue a new sheet is
sent to each customer with a request that
he will kindly withdraw the old sheet and
place the new one in its stead. This
solves the problem of constantly reprint-
ing expensive catalogues, and it is an
admirable idea. The leaf is easily re-
moved by unscrewing the whole book
and 'dacing the leaf in its position, then
screwing up again. In passing it may be
mentioned that this single lea. idea is one
which is certain to be followed largely in
the future, not only in trade catalogues,




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S. TOMASELLO & CO.

ARCHITECTURAL MODELERS

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pl*«tcr ornaments wax and plaster patterns
compos'tion a^dcemcnt bronze tablets

scale models trlepmone park 8133

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124



The Architect and E)i^i^ineer



ADVERTISERS" INDCX — Continued from Pa^o 121



Tay, George H 131

Thieben & Co., Jos 19

Thomas & Schneider Art Glass

Company 144

Tomasello. S. & Co 123

Tozer Company 19

Triumph Ice Machine Co 135

Trussed Concrete Steel Co 139

Turner Company 125

Uhl Bros 169

Union Metal Corner Co 147

United Glass Works 108

Vallejo Brick and Tile Co 14

Van Emon Elevator Co 1



Wads worth, Rowland & Co... 119

Wagner, Ferdinand 132

Walker, P. J 174

Waterhouse & Price Co

26, 144, 147, 162

Weary & Alford Co 32

Weber, C. F. & Co 144

Wells & Spencer Machine Co. . 12

West, M. G. Company 12

Western Asbestos Magnesia Co. 22
Western Building Material Co.

4th cover

Western Builders' Supply Co. 25. 166

Western Elaterite Roofing 117

Western Iron Works 29



Western Lime and Cement Co. 28
Whitaker & Ray-Wiggin Co. . . 13

White Bros 113

Whittier, Coburn Co

Colored Insert, 24, 116

Wieland, C. F 170

Williams Bros. & Henderson. . .120
Wilson's Changeable OfficeBuild-

ing Directory 169

Wittman. Lyman & Co 125

Wocker. A. C 144

Woods & Huddart 32

Worden-Meeker Varnish Co. 1 20,1 28
Young Machinery Co.. A. L... . 7
Zeis, Oscar L Ill



but in general literature. We understand,
for example, that in the United States a
valuable encyclopaedia is published, or is
about to be published, in which the same
principle will be followed. Even the best
encyclopaedia is soon rendered obsolete
in certain of its parts, particularly in
technical matters. On the other hand,
the greater part of the book may be still
quite up-to-date. It is a simple matter
to arrange to reprint those articles which
become out of date, send to each sub-
scriber a new sheet which substitutes the
old.

"Returning to Messrs Fuller's cata-
logue. We like their 'foreword' to their
customers, which is to the effect that the
prices in the book are all subject to dis-
counts, and that the discounts can be
learned on application to them. The
book can therefore be handed to custom-
ers and the prices be read by them. The
catalogue consists of no less than 381
pages beautifully printed on art paper,
and it contains no less than 43 sheets of
color samples which are prepared in a
manner that leaves nothing to be de-
sired, most of them having stuck down
upon them 27 different samples, so that
there are considerably over 1,000 separate
color samples in the book. Then there
are reproductions in color of a very large
number of different cans and packages
sent out by the firm, so that one knows
precisely, the appearance they present.
There are several hundred of these. Full
illustrations done in three-color process
by photography, and full tables of glass
are included. The index is very ex-
haustive, and is divided into sections,
each section being easily arrived at by a
portion of the margin being cut away as
in the case of the index to ordinary
ledgers.

"Running over the catalogue, we find
manv articles unfamiliar to English read-
ers. There are various specialties, such
as 'rubber' paint, etc. 'Twenty-five Cent'
paint strikes one as rather hapm\ be-
cause it indicates something at a glance
which means that 25 cents pays for a can
of any color, and very beautiful some of
the colors are. too. 'Rubber Cement
Floor and Step' paint, 'Shingle Stains,'
the shingles, of course, being wooden
slabs which take the place in America of
slates of wood buildings, and are usually



stained more or less with brilliant colors.
There are exactly the same things as fre-
(luently found at home on bungalows at
the seaside. 'Barn and Roof paint is an-
other specialty, while 'Concreta' is a
damp-proof coating for the surface of
concrete or brick. 'Machinery' paint or
'Barrell' paint mav also be mentioned.
Japanese oil stains, carriage colors, mor-
tar and cement colors, and so on.

"One need not speak of the samnles of
pure colors in oil or of the usual features
which are found in English catalogues.
What the catalogue cost to nroduce per
copy is a thought which will occur to any
practical man; it must be a very large
sum. indeed. If any of our readers are
interested, they can see the catalogue on
calling at this office. It is well worth ex-
amining."



To Build Large Dam

It is reported that Wm. Ham Hall,
Postal Telegraph building, San Francisco,
and the Guggenheim interests are inter-
ested in a big irrigation project which
includes the construction of a concrete
dam 200 feet high across the Tuolumne
river below Jacksonville. Surveys are
now being made.



Fresno Building Boom

In addition to the erection of two large
hotels, costing over $200,000 each, Fresno
will have at least three new substantial
office buildings this year.

Among the large buildings to be
erected will be an eight story structure
at the corner of J and Mariposa streets
on the site of the Fiske building. The
Fresno Estate Company, which owns
this property, is now negotiating for the
new structure and it is expected that
plans will be drawn at a very early date.
The building when completed will cost
$350,000. It is to be used as an office
building.

Scarcely more than half a block from
this there is to be erected a six story
office building by C. R. Puckhaber and
associates to cost $250,000. The site of
this building was only recentl}-^ purchased
for $70,000 and at the time of the trans-
fer it was announced that building would
start immediately.



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126



The Architect and Engineer



San Francisco Architectural Club Notes

At the last meeting of the Board of
Directors of the San Francisco Archi-
tectural Club, the subject of further ex-
tending the quarters came up for con-
sideration.

It was reported that the present quar-
ters are inadequate to satisfactorily carry
on the active student work of the Club.

The present Atelier is over-crowded.
There are forty members in this class
and further demands for working space
from the ranks of present club members,
who can not be accommodated.

In addition to the Class in Design, the
Class in Steel Construction (fifty in
number), demands better facilities for
carrying on its work.

It is proposed to begin a Class in
Architectural History, also a Life Class,
if all arrangements can be made.

Figuring on the basis of present in-
come and necessary outlay, the Board of
Directors sees the need for exercising
special care in matters of economy. At
the same time, it realizes that the Club's
student work must be adequately pro-
vided for.

It has, therefore, been decided to urge
every club member to use his friendly-
influence by brino-ing one "Good Fellow"
into the Club; in that way, the Club will
be able to provide the funds necessary
to enable it to acnuire the large room to
the north of the present quarters. This
room will then be converted into a
splendid Atelier, and the classes in Con-
struction, History, and Life will carry on
their work conveniently and without fur-
ther interference.



To Erect Big Power Plant

The Northern California Power Co.,
with headquarters at Corning, Tehama
countv, will start construction before
next March on a big power plant. A
power line 100 miles long will be strung
from the Coleman power house on Battle
creek, Shasta county, to the headgate of
the Sacramento Valley Irrigation Com-
pany's system two miles north of Ham-
ilton City, Glenn county. This is to fur-
nish 800 horsepower for four great pumps
that are to lift water from the Sacra-
mento river into the canal. The new line
will cost $200,000. The heavy copper
cables will be strung on reinforced con-
crete poleg 50 feet high, with steel cross
arms. These poles will be set in con-
crete and will be 16 inches in diameter
at the bottom and five inches at the top
and will weigh 3,800 pounds each. There
will be 1,200 of these poles. H. A. Ted-
ford is superintendent of construction,
with headquarters in Corning.



Patch them up!

YOUR Concrete Floors
can be patched with
'Master Builders Con=
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This 'Filler' will form a
perfect bond with the
old Concrete.

When applied it becomes
the hardest part of the
flooring.

Worn places can be filled
and made perfectly
smooth.

'Master Builders Concrete
Filler' can be applied over
an entire Floor and it will
stand an endless amount
of heavy trucking without
any effect.

'Master Builders Filler' is a min=
eral powder and is mixed with
cement and sand.

When applied on a wall (dry or
damp) it will make it absolutely
watertight.

Also used for Acid Vats, Concrete
Tanks, Concrete Roofs.

Not affected by acids.

Write us for particulars.



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San Francisco California



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Tlic Architect and Eni^inccr



127




h-ui« n Garage Basement. Waterproof with Master Builders' Filler.



Do You Want a Strong, Waterproof Surface
to Your Concrete?



The Master Builders Company, of 1054
Monadnock Building. San Francisco, have
placed on the market a mineral which
will practically revolutonize the concrete
business. When mixed with cement and
sand to a Proportion of 15 per cent of
the amount of cement used this mineral
will form a surface of iron which is prac-
tically indestructible. The San Francisco
Gas & Electric Company is putting this
mineral in the floor of a garage now be-
ing erected in Oakland. The Standard
Oil Company is using this mineral in all
its concrete tanks and vats. Thev have
found it to be a perfect success in every
instance.

The cut shown above is the basement
of a garage at Harrisburg, Pa., where
they had already tried three systems of
waterproofing, which had to be taken out
and the work eventually done with "Mas-
ter Builder's Filler." This work is quite
the wonder of the East and people have
come from as far as Boston to note the
results.

There is nothing intricate about the
application of the mineral as it can be
mixed and laid by anybody who can
liandle a shovel. It is largely used in
the construction of brewery and dairy
floors and is unaflFected by either acids
or oil. The cost of Master Builders' Fil-
ler is within the reach of all.

.\ postal card will bring a represen-
tative or detailed information wherever
you may be.



Santa Clara College Work Delayed

The awarding of the contract for the
.\dministration building at Santa Clara
college has been temporarily delayed by
the death of Rev. Father Gollor. The
latter is to be succeeded by Rev. J. A.
Rockcliflf of Spokane.



Many Contracts for the C. J. Hillard
Company

The C. J. Hillard Company of San Fran-
cisco is one of the largest firms of its
kind about the bay. It was organized
about eight months ago when Mr. Hillard
took over the old Bell & Phister Com-
pany. Since then the shops have been
thoroughly renovated and the latest mod-
ern machinery has been installed.

Mr. Hillard is well known in San
Francisco, having been connected with
three local iron works since the fire
(1906). Before starting in business Mr.
Hillard was superintendent of the Erode
Iron Works and was also with Dyer
Brothers and the Rudgear Merle Com-
pany.

Since taking over the business of
Messrs. Bell & Phister, the company has
completed the following buildings: Key-
stone anartment house, Edward T.
Foulkes, architect; Burns Hamman baths,
Smith O'Brien, architect; Reno court-
house, Nevada, F. De Lonchant, archi-
tect; Redlick building, Bakersfield; Bur-
nett school. Eagle apartment house,
Hessman building, Oakland; the Em-
press theatre, and the Bartiett building.

-At the present time the comnany is
working on the following contracts:
Biber Estate, Deere Implement Company
building, St. Francis Realty Company
building, Redlick building, Bakersfield ;
Bull Estate building and the Herzstein
l)uilding. This is in addition to executing
some very artistic Marquese work.

The C. J. Hillard Company is in the
market for all kinds of ornamental iron
and artistic metal work and is well
equiooed for handling brass and bronze
bank fixtures, railings, etc.

-Among the contracts for bank screens
recently completed are with the Citizens
National Bank and the City Abstract Co.



128



The Architect and Eno^ineer




Netv Y. M. C. A. Building, San Francisco.
McDoueall Brothers, Architects. Wordcn-Mecker "Egg-Shell" Finish Used Throughout

(See letter below.)







December ISth, 1910-



The Worden-Meeker Varnish Company,

1230 Market Street, City,
"Gentlemen:

In connection viitih your egg-shell finish which was used
en the interior wood-work of the new central "building for the
Xovmg Men's Christian Association of San Francisco, me take pleasure
in stating that this finish has given entire satisfaction.

Yours truly ,



The Architect and Emyincer



129



THE ART IN ARCHITECTURE

Artistic merit in Architecture de-
pends to a certain extent upon color.
On account of the importance of this
factor, too much care cannot be exer-
cised in attaining desired tones.

To produce artistic color results in
interior finishing, the preservation of
the beautiful, natural figure of the
wood is a vital consideration. For
really artistic, modem, exclusive color
eflFects, STANDARD VARNISH
WORKS' Kleartone Stains are a con-
stant revelation to the architect as
well as his clients.

Not only does the architect have
the regular up-to-date shades, but he
also has our unique service in securing
special, out-of-the-ordinary tones. This
effective assistance makes it possible
for every architect to stamp every
piece of his work with his own indi-
viduality and personality.

White enamel work has a peculiar
charm and richness. Our Satinette
White Enamel proves its superiority
wherever it is used on church, residence,
office building and public institution.
It does not turn yellow, it is easily
cleaned and does not crack. It may
be finished with a dull, flat effect or
rich gloss. Satinette Undercoat should
always be used for priming and under-
coats for Satinette White Enamel work.




AKCHIThX'TL'KAL FINISHES

Elastica Floor Finish for floors,
Elastica No. 1 for outside work, Elas-
tica No. 2 for inside work, Flattine
Cabinet Finish for flat, dull finish,
Kleartone Stains for beautiful color
effects, Satinette White Enamel flat
and gloss for both interior and exterior
work and our other Architectural
Finishes always more than meet ex-
pectations.

These Finishes give results that
make high-class, artistic work possible.
They make it possible for wood finish-
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to the Art in Architecture.

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DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE PACiriC

COAST AND HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

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Municipal Art Commission

The establisiiment of a municipal com-
mission to develop a general plan of
municipal betterment along practical and
economic lines has been indorsed by the
San Francisco Chapter of the American
Institute of .Architects.

It was pointed out in the preamble of
the resolution passed by the chapter that
many cities in the East and in Europe
have established these commissions. It
was added that there are being carried
out in San Francisco under various offi-
cial bodies many improvements which
arc being undertaken without any gen-
eral plan.

The San Francisco architects have
expressed in a resolution a suggestion
to the mayor and the board of super-
visors that they take under considera-
tion the advisability of creating a muni-
cipal commission to bring about general
harmony, and that the state board of
harbor commissioners, the board of
park commissioners and the secretary of
war be asked to co-operate.

The mayor was further asked to call
a convention for the discussion of this
topic at an early date. The chapter also
resolved that inasmuch as great benefit
would come from a combined effort of
improvement, the construction of a new
city hall be deferred until the commis-
sion had been formed.

William Mooser, president of the local
chapter, presided at the meeting. The
committee reporting the resolution con-
sists of Willis Polk. Albert Pissis, J.
Galen Howard, Smith O'Brien, C. P.
Weeks, John Bakewell, Jr., Arthur
Brown, Jr., Ernest Coxhead and W. B.
Faville.



Cold Facts

The Triumph Ice Machine Company
of Cincinnati, Ohio, has established a
Coast agency with headquarters at San
Francisco, the H. F. Lyon Company hav^
ing been appointed Coast agents.

The Triumph company is one of the
largest concerns in the United States, in
its line, and has branch offices at Dallas,
Texas, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Kan-
sas City, New York, Boston and Seattle.

The company makes a specialty of
refrigerating and ice making plants,
including ice water plants for banks,
schoolhouses and other public buildings
which require ice-water and distilled
water.

The Lyon company is also agent for
the Keelcr water-tube and tubular boil-
ers for heating plants, and for the Tren-
ton Engine Company's "Reeve's Com-
pound and Simple Steam Engines" for
electric lighting plants.

The Lyon company is at 581 Monad-
nock Building, San Francisco.



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