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Guide to the Clement Family Documents Relating to San Francisco Cable Cars, 1877-1958 (bulk 1880-1899)
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Oversize folders 1-19, boxes 1-2 and oversize box 1: folder 1

SERIES 1, Cable Car Plans and Drawings, 1880-1890

Arrangement

Divided into 4 subseries: Original Drawings by J.C.W., Blueprints of Original Drawings by J.C.W., Other Original Drawings, and Miscellany.

Scope and Content Note

Includes original and blueprint drawings of cable car workings for the Market Street Cable Railway Co., most signed by J.C.W.
Oversize folders 1-6

1.1, Original Cable Car Drawings by J.C.W., ca. 1880's

Arrangement

Creators original order

Scope and Content Note

Includes 20 original pencil drawings of cable car workings signed by J.C.W. Drawings include plans for a possible cable car line on Divisadero St. in San Francisco that was never built, the equipment to run the cable cars in the cars and in the street and of the cable cars.
Oversize folder 1 B

Tension sheave and carriage, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 1 B

Sketch foot angle sheave, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Isometric views
Oversize folder 1 B

Devisadero [sic] St., ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Cross section; includes drawings of cable cars
Oversize folder 2 B

Section on line E.E. / Plan of cover over depression / Section on line F.F. / Isometrical view on line G.G., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 2 B

Isometrical view showing depression pulley frame and pit on line E.E., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 2 B

Plan on lines A.A. & B.B. / Section of road bed / Longitudinal section through centre of slot / Side elevation, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 3 B

Throw in Gypsy, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 3 B

Section through right hand track crossing Castro and Hill Street, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 4 B

Sectionals on lines A.A., B.B. & C.C., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 4 B

Section of Castro St. road bed, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 4 B

Plan showing tracks and switches in the vicinity of Castro St. Car House, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 4 B

Isometrical view on lines A.A. & B.B., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 4 B

Plan and section on lines A.A. & B.B. / Section on lines C.C., D.D. & E.E., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 5 B

Brake lever and works [drawing 1], ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 5 B

Brake lever and works [drawing 2], ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 5 B

Grip, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 6 B

Side elevation of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 6 B

Longitudinal section of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 6 B

Half plan above floor framing and half plan showing floor framing of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 6 B

Side elevation, front view and rear view of open cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folders 7-12

1.2, Blueprints of Original Cable Car Drawings by J.C.W., ca. 1880's

Arrangement

Creators original order

Scope and Content Note

Includes 29 blueprints of original drawings by J.C.W. Not all of the blueprints have original drawings, some of the blueprints are slightly different from originals, and some blueprints have annotations. Included are profiles of streets with cable car lines.
Oversize folder 7 B

[Street] Profile no. 1 / [Street] Profile no. 2, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 7 B

[Street] Profile no. 3 / [Street] Profile no. 4, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 7 B

[Street] Profile no. 5 / [Street] Profile no. 6, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 7 B

Principle plant of Market St. Cable Railway Company, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 7 B

Tension sheave and carriage, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Different from original
Oversize folder 8 B

Sketch foot angle sheave, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Isometric views
Oversize folder 8 B

Devisadero [sic] St., ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Different from original. Cross section; includes drawing of cable cars
Oversize folder 8 B

Section on line E.E. / Plan of cover over depression / Section on line F.F. / Isometrical view on line G.G., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 8 B

Isometrical view showing depression pulley frame and pit on line E.E., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 8 B

Plan on lines A.A. & B.B. / Section of road bed / Longitudinal section through center of slot / Side elevation, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 9 B

Throw in Gypsy, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Different from original
Oversize folder 9 B

Section through right hand track crossing Castro and Hill St., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 9 B

Sectionals on lines A.A., B.B. & C.C., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 9 B

Section of Castro St. road bed, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 9 B

Plan showing tracks and switches in the vicinity of Castro St. Car House, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 10 B

Isometrical view on lines A.A. & B.B., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 10 B

Plan and section on lines A.A. & B.B. / Section on lines C.C., D.D. & E.E., ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Different from original
Oversize folder 10 B

Brake lever and works [drawing 1], ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 10 B

Brake lever and works [drawing 2], ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 10 B

Grip, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 11 B

Side elevation of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 11 B

Longitudinal section of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 11 B

Half plan above floor framing and half plan showing floor framing of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 11 B

Side elevation, front view and rear view of open cable car, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Different from original
Oversize folder 11 B

Half plan above floor framing, half plan showing floor framing and cross section of cable car, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 12 B

Isometric view showing floor framing on line C.C. & D.D., ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 12 B

Part elevation of front, details of foot board and braces, platform timber and isometric view showing floor framing of cable car, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 12 B

Single track turntable, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 12 B

Double track turntable, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folders 13-15 and box 1

1.3, Other Original Cable Car Drawings, 1881-1890

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically

Scope and Content Note

Contains other original drawings related to cable cars and the Market Street Cable Railway Co., some with L.M. Clement's stamp. Included are plans for a machine shop, a depot, street profiles and transfer tables.
Oversize folder 13 C

Iron Turntables for Machine Shop / Chief Engineers Office A. & P. R.R. San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 29, 1881

Physical Description: Colored drawing on linen backing
Oversize folder 14 C

Plan of Depot, n.d.

Physical Description: Black pen drawing on linen backing
box 1

Profile of possible cable car line from Bryant St. works to Arctic Oil works, n.d.

Physical Description: On graph paper in black and red pen
Oversize folder 15 C

Table for Hayes St. Car house, 1888-1890

Physical Description: Black pen on velum, updates in red and pencil
Oversize folder 15 C

Transfer table for Castro St., Apr. 16, 1890

Physical Description: Red and Black pencil on paper
Oversize folders 16-19 and Box 2

1.4, Cable Car Miscellany, ca. 1880-1893

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains other blueprints and documents for the Market Street Cable Railway Co., including cut out profiles of streets and a cost chart with ridership from 1888-1890.
Oversize folder 16 C

Profile of Castro St. Cable Railway, ca. 1880's

Physical Description: blueprint
box 2

Profile of Broadway and Telegraph Ave., ca. 1880's

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 17 A

Work Table for Market St. Cable Ry., City R.R. Co., P. & O. R.R. and O.R.R. Co., [1891-1893]

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 18 C

Map of San Francisco : possible cable car lines, n.d.

Oversize folder 19 C

Building elevation [possible cable car barn], n.d.

Physical Description: diazotype print
Oversize box 1, folder 1

Cost chart for cable cars [including ridership], 1888-1890

Oversize folders 20-36, Box 3-8, Oversize box 1-2

SERIES 2, Other Transportation Drawings and Related Documents, 1881-1931

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Includes engineering drawings of electric railways, railroads, bridges, and Oakland, Calif. done by L.M. Clement, R.M. Clement or their employees.
Oversize folders 20-22, box 3-4 and oversize box 1: folder 2

2.1, Electric Railway Drawings, ca. 1890's

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains 7 drawings relating to electric railways by an unknown engineer, including a profile of the Mission Street Electric Railway and a map of built and future tracks in San Francisco.
box 3

Profile of Mission Street Electric Railway, ca. 1890's

Physical Description: On graph paper in black and red ink with pencil, very brittle
Oversize folder 20 B

Electric railways and railroads built and future tracks in San Francisco, ca. 1890's

Physical Description: blueprint
box 4

Long chord and transition, ca. 1890's

Physical Description: Black and red ink with pencil on linen backed paper
Oversize box 1, folder 2

D-62 Generator / Thomson-Houston Electric Co. [used for electric railway?], Dec. 9, 1891

Oversize folder 21 C

No. 2 Pole for Electric Railways / Walworth Manufacturing Co., Boston, ca. 1890's

Physical Description: Blueprint
Oversize folder 21 C

No. 4 Pole for Electric Railways / Walworth Manufacturing Co., Boston, ca. 1890's

Physical Description: Blueprint
Oversize folder 22 B

Taylor Electric Truck Co., Troy N.Y., ca. 1890's

Physical Description: Holograph with annotations
Oversize folders 23-30, box 5-8, oversize box 1: folders 3-10 and oversize box 2

2.2, Railroad Drawings, 1881-1893

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains engineering drawings related to railroads including the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad some by L.M. Clement, R.M. Clement or staff. Includes 5 profiles of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad in the area near Albuquerque, N.M. and the Colorado River, 3 drawings of locomotives by R. M. Clement and a set of original drawings of Howes Truss Bridge in watercolor and ink possibly by L.M. Clement. Also includes drawings of railroad bridges and a railroad engineer's calculation sheets.
Oversize box 2

Atlantic & Pacific Railroad transfer table, ca. 1880's

Physical Description: Black and red ink with water color on linen backed paper
box 5

Profile Albuquerque to A. & P. Junction to section 260, ca. 1880's

Physical Description: blueprint
 

Profiles of A. & P Railroad, ca. 1880's

Physical Description: blueprint
box 6

sections 236-253

box 7

sections 299-325

box 8

sections 500-524

Oversize folder 23 A

Proposal for grading from section 507-554 at Colorado River, A. & P.R.R., ca. 1880's

Physical Description: sepia diazo print
Oversize folder 24 C

Railroad routes through San Francisco / by L.M.C., May 13, 1881

Physical Description: Black ink on velum
Oversize folder 25 B

Locomotive Eccentric / by R.M. Clement, Dec. 30, 1886

Physical Description: black ink on paper
Oversize folder 25 B

Locomotive Parallel Rod / by R.M. Clement, Feb. 15, 1887

Physical Description: black ink on paper
Oversize folder 25 B

Details of Locomotive Parallel Rod / by R.M. Clement, Feb. 19, 1887

Physical Description: black ink on paper
Oversize folder 26 B

600 Horse power triple expansion condensing engine / W.T. Garratt & Co., Jan. 1893

Physical Description: blueprints
Oversize folder 27 B

Wharton's patent railroad switch, n.d.

Physical Description: Printed on linen backed paper, with annotations
Oversize folder 28 C

Standard trestles P. & W.V. Railways, May 1886

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 29 B

Fast passenger locomotive [Railroad Gazette], Nov. 4, 1881 (original)

Physical Description: Reprint
Oversize folder 30 B

General plan of wrought iron bridge / As built by Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit Mich., n.d.

Physical Description: Lithograph
Oversize folder 30 B

Combination Bridge / Built by Detroit Bridge & Iron Works Detroit Mich., n.d.

Physical Description: Lithograph
Oversize box 1, folder 3-9

Railroad Engineer's calculation sheets for field use, n.d.

Physical Description: black ink on velum
volume 1

Southern Pacific Railroad Co. lines miscellaneous tables, n.d.

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize volume 1

Howes Truss Bridge drawings and tables, n.d.

Physical Description: In black and red ink, pencil and watercolor bound in book
Oversize box 1, folder 10

Valve setting: Locomotives, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Procedures with pencil drawings and blueprints
Oversize folders 31-33

2.3, Oakland City Blueprints, 1888-1931

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Content Note

Includes 3 engineering drawings from R.M. Clement's term as City Engineer for Oakland, Calif. One drawing is of the Oakland Harbor spanning changes from 1888 to 1893. Another drawing is a plan for a hose and bell tower for a fire station presumably from around the turn of the twentieth century. The last one is for a flushing system for a subway in the 1930's.
Oversize folder 31 C

Oakland Harbor : Harbor lines / recommended by the Board of Engineer officers, 1888-Sept 21, 1893

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 32 B

Plans of Hose & Bell Tower for West Oakland Fire station : for the city of Oakland / Cunnigham Bros. Architects, ca. 1900

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 33 B

Suggested Flushing system 7th Street Subway : Oakland, Calif. / Walter N. Frickstad, May 1931

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folders 34-36

2.4, Miscellaneous Blueprints, 1883-1888

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Content Note

Contains 4 engineering drawings not directly related to other projects including a flowchart of ownership for an unknown business.
Oversize folder 34 C

Building details for steel works, Oct. 22, 1883

Physical Description: blueprint

Scope and Content Note

Pacific Rolling Mill Co.
Oversize folder 35 B

"Heislers" special transverse testing machine, Mar. 4, 1888

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 35 B

Machine designed for Turner's hardness test, Mar. 15, 1888

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 36 A

Flow chart of ownership for transportation systems, n.d.

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize box 1: folders 11-16, v. 2-4 and oversize v. 2

SERIES 3, Clement Family Professional Records, 1877-1958

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Includes professional reference works of L.M. Clement's and some professional papers of R.M. Clement
Oversize box 1: folders 11-12, and v. 2-4

3.1, L.M. Clement, 1877- ca. 1890

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains 3 reference books and 2 reports on railroad related items. Includes report on wood preserving processes.
volume 2

Pocket Book for Railroad & Civil Engineers , ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Annotations by L.M. Clement
volume 3

Price Lists / Pacific Rolling Mills Co. , n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Annotations by L.M. Clement
volume 4

Economic Theory of the Location of Railways , 1877

Oversize box 1, folder 11

Data and notes on various wood preserving processes collated by S.L. [Lanszweert] for L.M. Clement, n.d.

Oversize box 1, folder 12

Blue Creek work report, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

(railroad)
Oversize box 1: folders 13-16 and oversize v. 2

3.2, R.M. Clement, 1887-1958

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains placards and a letter relating to his career as the City Engineer of Oakland, Calif. and items related to his education at MIT.
Oversize box 1, folder 13

Lewis Tasherias letter: Portland, Ore. to R.M. Clement, Oakland, Calif., Nov. 10, 1890

Oversize box 1, folder 14

R.M. Clement for City Engineer political memorabilia [Oakland, Calif.], n.d.

Oversize volume 2

Railroad franchises: Los Angeles Division, ca. 1916

Scope and Content Note

[list of franchise rights]
Oversize box 1, folder 15

MIT, 1887-1929

Scope and Content Note

Including menus and class reunion information
Oversize box 1, folder 16

Miscellaneous, 1958

Scope and Content Note

Includes obituary