Drawings drawn by J.H. Plath, by the French or square rule, the most of them being selected from the latest style of vehicles imported to this coast and manufactured at the best and leading carriage factories in the United States, so much distinguishing them from European manufacture by their lightness and easy appearance. This style of drafting is familiar to most Eastern carriage makers, showing and fully demonstrating the construction of the body, the carriage part and the wheels, from the side, both ends and the top view of the same. By this, the height and size of the wheels, springs and carriage part, may be correctly ascertained before the work is commenced, it also showing the exact space required for the front wheels to turn under the body. Coach and carriage building not being carried on very extensively in California until late, these drafts were the first ones exhibited in this State at the last State Fair. [P. 97.]
The Visitors' Guide and Catalogue of the Eighth Industrial Exhibition, of the Mechanics' Institute of San Francisco, held August, 1871. Compiled and Arranged by Jacob Price. San Francisco: A. Roman & Co., Publishers, Booksellers and Stationers, No. 417 Montgomery Street.