Leather album containing 40 linen-backed 6 x 8-inch black and white photographs, two reproducing hand-drawn schematics, the rest showcasing the company’s machinery and its applications. Album measures 7.75 x 11 inches (oblong) and is stamped “Meese & Gottfried Company” in gilt on front cover. Covers are rubbed and have a slightly tacky feel. Four photos have some staining; the remainder are in very good condition, with some fraying to the linen at the edges. Founded by Constant Meese and Fritz Gottfried, the company was headquartered in San Francisco, but also had operations in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and Spokane. They manufactured gears, pulleys, power transmission equipment and pulley systems for industrial work sites. The photos here show their equipment in use by customers a variety of settings, including mining, agriculture, manufacturing, dam construction, and shipping/transportation of goods. A valuable visual record of the work of this company, which was acquired in 1923 by Link-Belt, a manufacturer of heavy equipment that remains in business today.