Descriptive catalogue: Oakland Iron Works, builders of ice making and refrigerating machinery.

Oakland, Cal. Oakland Iron Works, 1898.

Octavo (18 x 11 cm.), 3-94 pages. Illustrated. Advertisements. Cover title: Ice-making and refrigerating machinery. Trade catalogue for this Northern California iron work company, describing compressors and steam engines involved in ice-making and refrigeration, but also valves, coils, the track hanging systems and scales for abattoirs, butchers, and meat packing plants. Also covers refrigeration for the brewing industry. Thoroughly illustrated, with images of equipment in use. One image shows inmates at Folsom Prison making sheets of plate ice; another shows two men displaying a ten foot long piece of plate ice with a vary large salmon frozen inside. Some internal light soil; pulling at front hinge. In limp green cloth, gilt-titled to front panel. Near very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates one copy (California State Library); Romaine, page 308 (indicating an earlier work from 1893, with different title and pagination)].

Price: $250.00