[Trade catalogs from Pelton Water Wheel Co.]

Type of material
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Date range
1800s-1900s
Variant company name
http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/293.html ; also in NY
Company Name
Pelton Water Wheel Co.
Related companies
Allis-Chalmers Co. ; General Electric Co. ; Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co. ; the Falk Co. ; New London Ship & Engine Co. ; Builder's Iron Foundry.
Notes content
Circa late 19th century through 1950s catalogs for Pelton water wheels (turbine & tangential) : standard pumps ; centrifugal pumps ; reaction turbines ; impulse turbines ; water motors ; surge supressors ; valves ; for water works, power developments, irrigation , flood control; and the Pelton Long-Stroke Hydraulic JAck for Deep-Well Oil Pumping. Includes a booklet entitled "Exhibit of the Pelton Water Wheel Co., Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915" ; a journal article entitled "The EConomic Development of Hydro-Electric Energy by Impulse and Reaction Turbines" ; an article called "KErn River Number Three Plant of the Southern California Edison Co." ; a journal article entitled "Problems Encountered in the Design and Operation of Impulse Turbines" ; an article called: "Tangential Water Wheel Efficiencies" ; and another article entitled : " Impulse Wheels Developed for Silt-Ladent Water.
Includes
Trade catalog, manual and histories
Black and white images
Physical description
50 pieces; 2 boxes
Place
San Francisco, California, United States
Record ID
SILNMAHTL_29805
Topic (Romaine term)
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies
Pumping machinery and air compressors
Engineering consultants and contractors
Agricultural tools and machinery
Electrical apparatus and equipment
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment
Foundries; supplies and equipment
Measuring; calculating and testing devices
Well drilling equipment: water; oil; etc.
Topic
Agricultural implements
Agricultural machinery
Air-compressors
Calculators
Consulting engineers
Electric apparatus and appliances
Engineers
Engines
Foundries
Gas well drilling
Hydraulic engineering
Hydraulic machinery
Industrial equipment
Machinery
Measuring instruments
Mining machinery industry
Motors
Oil well drilling
Pumping machinery industry
Water well drilling
Water-power
Water-wheels
Weighing instruments
Well drillers
Location
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection
Smithsonian Institution Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Language
English

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