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Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif., ca. 1915-ca. 1925
BANC PIC 1905.11964-.11965 -- fALB  
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1905.11964 [Album 1]

 

:1 Ships unloading at wharf of Redwood Mnfrs. [Redwood Manufacturers] Co. Pittsburg, Calif.

 

:1a Fleet of lumber schooners at dock of Redwood Mnfrs [Redwood Manufacturers] Co. Pittsburg, Calif. Lumber was brought from mills along the coast.

 

:2 Dock and yard. S.S. Ravalli in foreground. Rough pile along track appears to be bundled redwood shakes.

 

:3 S.S. Ravalli unloading. Sling loads were assembled by hand in the hold, raised & swung over the side to the 4-wheel cars on the wharf.

 

:4 [Wharf scene. S.S. Ravalli unloading lumber. Redwood Manufacturers Company. Pittsburg, California.]

 

:5 Storage and seasoning yard. Redwood. White building, left of center, is C.A. Hooper's flour mill, later burned.

 

:6 Storage and seasoning yard. Note narrow-gauge industrial railroad and mule power. Redwood.

 

:7 Storage and seasoning yard. Lumber from ship-side drawn to yard and piled by hand. Note 2" x 4" stickers (separators) projecting beyond the ends of the boards to protect the ends against direct sun & to prevent end-checking. On #7 note slope of pile toward alley-way.

 

:8 Storage and seasoning yard. Lumber from ship-side drawn to yard and piled by hand. Note 2" x 4" stickers (separators) projecting beyond the ends of the boards to protect the ends against direct sun & to prevent end-checking. On #7 note slope of pile toward alley-way.

 

:8a [Water tank. Redwood Manufacturers Company. Pittsburg, California.]

 

:9 Office, water tank & planing mill.

 

:10 Power house, sheds, etc. Pittsburg in right rear. Dry kilns right-front.

 

:11 Power house. Corliss-type engines, belt-driven generators. Small dynamo -- exciter.

 

:12 [Engine and belt-driven generator. Interior of power house. Redwood Manufacturers Company. Pittsburg, California.]

 

:13 Interior of planing mill. Belt-driven machines.

 

:14 Planing mill and factory. Redwood door factory.

 

Planing mill.

 

:17 Tank factory.

 

:18 A corner in the tank factory. Finished staves on tracks; floor of tank in fore-ground ready for marking of the circle. Cement-block walls.

 

:19 The pipe factory. Assembled pipe with temporary chain-clamps at right. Pipe in machine is being wound with heavy wire. Some pipes were later rolled in hot tar; then rolled in shavings.

 

:20 Frame stock & moldings.

 

:21 Redwood doors leaning against a pile of flat-piled doors.

 

:22 Boxed products. Samples of redwood balusters, once a large-volume product.

 

:23 Porch columns & posts. Newel post.

 

:24a Office. In 1957 the office bldg. after being emptied was burned by fire dept. as a firemen's practice fire. Site sold to U.S. Steel Corp.in 1956 and cleared in 1957 for expansoin of the Steel Corp. plant.

 

:24b Power plant and fuel bin. Dry kilns. Hay warehouse. Horse barn. Columbia Steel Co. Columbia Steel Co. built about 1912-1915.

 

:24c Power house & fuel bin, cyclones on top. Shaving suction pipe from planing mill to fuel house.

 

:24d Planing mill paralleling transfer track.

 

:24e Power plant. D.K. = old dry kilns. In rear -- back of steel smoke stacks -- the plant of Colulmbia Steel Co. (U.S. Steel Corp.). Slanting pipes convey planing mill shavings to fuel bin at power plant boiler house.

 

:25 Wire-bound redwood pipe.

 

:26 Pipe couplings.

 

:27 [Composite photograph of pipe ends.]

 

:28 Wire-bound redwood pipe. [Photograph by R.J. Waters & Co.]

 

:29 Pipe factory. [Photograph by R.J. Waters & Co.]

 

:29a Redwood closets. [Photograph by R.J. Waters & Co.]

 

:30 [Wire-bound redwood pipe on freight car. Redwood Manufacturers Company. Pittsburg, California.]

 

:31 [Lumber schooners at loading dock. Redwood Manufacturers Company. Pittsburg, California.]

 

:32 [Lumber schooner at loading dock. Redwood Manufacturers Company. Pittsburg, California.]

 

:33 [Lumber schooners at loading dock. Redwood Manufacturers Company. Pittsburg, California.]

 

:34 [Lumber schooners at loading dock. Redwood Manufacturers Company. Pittsburg, California.]

 

1905.11965 [Album 2]

 

:1 Turbo-generator. Turbo-generator set. Purchased second-hand and replaced former corliss engines.

 

:2 Turbine.

 

Wood pipe. Redwood -- wire bound. About 1920.

 

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:10

 

:11

 

:12

 

:13

 

Wire-bound redwood pipe.

 

:14

 

:15

 

:16

 

:17

 

:18

 

:19

 

Experimental test set-up to determine resistance of redwood stove pipe to high pressure.

 

:20

 

:21

 

:22

 

:23

 

:24 [Yard scene.]

 

:25 [Yard scene.]

 

:26 [Yard scene, bundled wire.]

 

:27 Scrap wire.

 

:28 [Redwood pipe.]

 

Pipe test.

 

:29

 

:30

 

:31

 

Wire-bound redwood stove pipe installation.

 

:32

 

:33

 

:34

 

:35

 

Redwood pipe installations.

 

:36

 

:37

 

:38 Redwood pipe installations. C.J. Wood, president R.M. Co.

 

:39 [Unidentified men standing on pipe.]

 

:40 [Unidentified man and stack of wood.]

 

:41 [Wooden end piece for pipe or tank.]

 

:42 [Pipe or tank with end piece in place.]

 

:43 [Pipe installation scene.]

 

:44 [Piping and valve.]

 

:45 [Section of pipe in mud.]

 

:46 [Pipe in ditch.]

 

:47 [Factory scene.]

 

:48 [Pipe section.]

 

:49 [Factory scene.]

 

:50 [Pipe sections.]

 

:51 [Pipe section.]

 

:52 Old "Best" tractor forerunner, with "Holt" of Caterpillar Tractor Co. moving a tank.

 

Redwood tanks.

 

:53

 

:54

 

:55

 

:56

 

:57 [Yard scene.]

 

:58 [Yard scene.]

 

:59 [Yard scene.]

 

:60 [Yard scene.]

 

:61 [Yard scene.]

 

:62 [Pipe loaded on railway cars.]

 

:63 [Pipe loaded on railway cars.]

 

:64 [Pipe being loaded by crane.]

 

:65 [Pipe on railway car.]

 

:66 [Pipe stack.]

 

:67 [Pipe loaded on railway car.]

 

:68 [Section of California Laurel.]

 

:69 [Section of California Laurel.]

 

:70 [Section of California Laurel.]

 

:71 Calif. Laurel.

 

:72 [Sections of wood.]

 

:73 [Sections of wood.]

 

:74 [Unidentified wood section.]

 

:75 [Yard scene.]

 

:76 [Yard scene.]

 

:77 [Yard scene.]

 

:78 [Yard scene.]

 

:79 [Yard scene, with Remco sign.]

 

:80 [Yard scene.]

 

:81 [Yard scene with snow. 1922.] [Panorama with 2 attached photographs.]

 

:82 Jan. 30, 1922. [Yard scene with snow.]

 

:83 S.S. Caspar bound for Hawaii.

 

:84 Lumber schooner Caspar.

 

:85 [Wharf scene, with S.S. Caspar.]

 

:86 [ S.S. Caspar.]

 

:87 [Wharf scene, with S.S. Caspar.]

 

:88 [Wharf scene, with S.S. Caspar.]

 

:89 [Wharf scene.]

 

:90 A full deck load on S.S. Caspar.

 

:91 [Wharf scene.]

 

:92 [Wharf scene.]

 

:93 [Lumber on railway cars.]

 

:94 [Lumber yard, with railway cars.]

 

:95 World War I Liberty Bond drive among Remco employees. [Office, with postings.]

 

:96 World War I Liberty Bond drive among Remco employees. [Office, with postings.]

 

:97 World War I Liberty Bond drive among Remco employees. [Office, with postings.]

 

:98 World War I Liberty Bond drive among Remco employees. [Posting on office front.]

 

:99 World War I Liberty Bond drive among Remco employees. [Posintgs on office front.]

 

:100 Model of an important product of Redwood Mnfrs. Co. (Remco), Pittsburg, Calif.

 

:101 Kiln dried vs. air dried tank staves. K.D. lbr. [i.e. kiln dried lumber] S. side.

 

:102 Kiln dried vs. air dried tank staves. A.D. lbr. [i.e. air dried lumber] S. side.

 

:103 Kiln dried vs. air dried tank staves. A.D. lbr. [i.e. air dried lumber] N. side.

 

:104 Kiln dried vs. air dried tank staves. K.D. lbr. [i.e. kiln dried lumber] N. side.

 

:105 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:106 [Construction scene, with underground wooden tank.]

 

:107 [Construction scene, with underground wooden tank.]

 

:108 [Construction scene, with underground wooden tank.]

 

:109 Bundled redwood siding.

 

:110 Redwood shingles.

 

:111 Novelty shingles.

 

:112 Redwood tank staves.

 

:113 Redwood tank bottom being scribed.

 

:114 Bannister rails -- redwood.

 

:115 Redwood battens.

 

:116 Tank stock -- redwood. Thick clear redwood.

 

:117 Redwood balusters.

 

:118 Door styles -- redwood.

 

:119 [Tree sections on wagon.]

 

:120 Silo, pipe & tank models on parade, early 1920s.

 

Loading crane broken through dock of Pittsburg, Calif. Santa Fe R.R. crane leased for recovery.

 

:121

 

:122

 

:123

 

:124

 

:125

 

:126

 

:127

 

Loading crane broken through dock of Pittsburg, Calif. Santa Fe R.R. crane leased for recovery.

 

:128

 

:129

 

:130

 

:131

 

:132

 

:133

 

:134

 

:135

 

:136

 

:137

 

:138

 

:139

 

:140

 

:141

 

:142 [Wharf scene, with loading crane and lumber car.]

 

:143 [Wharf scene, with loading crane and ship.]

 

Bark Kobenhavn. Loaded for Australia Sept. 6th, 1923. 472,000' Clear Redwood lumber & door stock.

 

:144

 

:145

 

Steamer Horda. 2,606 tons. Loaded for Australia Jan. 12th, 1925. 572,000' Clear Redwood lumber & door stock.

 

:146

 

:147

 

Steamer Waitemata. 3,555 tons. Loaded for Australia December 20th, 1923. 487,000' Clear Redwood lumber & door stock.

 

:148

 

:149

 

:150 Steamer Caspar. This picture is to show where rail & water meet.

 

:151 Steamer Wilhelm Hemsoth. 2,960 tons. Loaded for Australia October 23rd, 1924. 1,311,000' Clear Redwood lumber & door stock.

 

:152 [Lumber yard at wharf.]

 

:153 [Wharf scene, with Steamer Horda.]

 

:154 Photograph of W.B. March Lumber Company's (Ivanhoe, Calif.) truck and trailer. Loaded wth 6,000 ft. of Merch. Redwood showing the steamer Talabot loading for Australia in the background.

 

:155 Steamer Talabot. 5,900 tons. Loaded for Australia May 20th, 1925. 979,000 ft. Clear Rwd. [i.e. Redwood] lumber & door stock.

 

:156 A shipment of assembled tanks to Alaska for storing whale oil. S.S. Confianza. [Photogrpah by Frost Photo.]

 

:157 To Alaska. [Photograh by Frost Photo.]

 

:158 [Factory scene.]

 

:159 [Factory scene.]

 

:160 [Factory scene. Duplicate of No. 186.]

 

:161 [Factory scene. Duplicate of No. 184.]

 

:162 [Wharf scene.]

 

:163 [Wharf scene.]

 

:164 [Lumber yard at wharf.]

 

:165 [Lumber yard.]

 

:166 [Wharf scene, with steamer Stanwood.]

 

:167 [Unidentified mechanism atop trailer.]

 

:168 [Lumber yard at wharf.]

 

:169 Flame test of a wall board made at Pittsburg, Calif.

 

:170 Wall board.

 

:171 [Wharf scene.]

 

:172 S.S. West Nivaria.

 

:173 Jan. 30, 1922. Remco. [Factory scene with snow.]

 

:174 [Wharf scene, with steamer West Sequana.]

 

:175 [Steamer West Nivatma?]

 

:176 S.S. Waitamata. Dec. 1923.

 

:177 [Lumber yard at wharf.] [Panorama of two attached photographs.]

 

:178 [Wood tanks.]

 

:179 Enlarging the old office. About 1920.

 

:180 [Unidentified factory worker.]

 

:181 Tiemann type dry kilns.

 

:182 [Factory scene.]

 

:183 Method of stacking lumber for Tiemann dry kilns -- 2 paired piles -- space between for air circulation -- air cooled at bottom & dried flat frames used to get ends lined up.

 

:184 [Factory scene. Duplicate of No. 161.]

 

:185 [Unidentified residence, with wood siding.]

 

:186 [Factory scene. Duplicate of No. 160.]

 

:187 [Garage, with wood siding.]

 

:188 Mission Sta. [i.e. Santa] Barbara. 7-1-25 [i.e. July 1, 1925].

 

:189 Edison Co. Power House. 7-1-25 [i.e July 1, 1925].

 

:190 [Specification table for windows.]

 

:191 State St. opp. Calif. Hotel. 7/1/25 [i.e. July 1, 1925].

 

:192 State St. Hotel California.

 

:193 Hotel California. 7-1-25 [i.e. July 1, 1925].

 

:194 7-1-25. [Lincoln School. July 1, 1925.]

 

:195 Hotel California. 7-1-25 [i.e. July 1, 1925].

 

:196 [Lumber yard at wharf.]

 

:197 [Wharf scene. Unidentified steamer.]

 

:198 [Wharf scene. Steamer Wilhelm Hemsoth.]

 

:199 [Wharf scene. Steamer West Nivaria.]

 

:200 [Wharf scene, with steamer Enton.] [Duplicate of No. 203.]

 

:201 [Lumber loaded onto truck.]

 

:202 S.S. Fort Sutter.

 

:203 [Wharf scene, with steamer Enton.] [Duplicate of No. 200.]

 

:204 [Lumber yard at wharf.]

 

:205 [Logo of Redwood Manufacturers Co.]

 

:206 [Interior, show house, with hardwood floor, custom moulding, etc.]

 

:207 [Interior, show house, with hardwood floor, custom moulding, etc.]

 

:208 [Exterior, show house.]

 

:209 [Remco truck.]

 

:210 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:211 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:212 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:213 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:214 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:215 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:216 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:217 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:218 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:219 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:220 [Unidentified residence under construction.]

 

:221 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:222 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:223 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:224 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:225 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:226 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:227 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:228 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:229 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:230 [Unidentified residence.]

 

:231 [Advertisement for Remco redwood screen door.]

 

:232 [Unidentified residence.]