[Trade catalogs from Pelton Water Wheel Co.]

Type of material
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Date range
1800s-1900s
Company Name
Pelton Water Wheel Co.
Related companies
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 suppressors ; 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-Laden Water ; http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/293.html
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)
Foundries; supplies and equipment
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies
Pumping machinery and air compressors
Well drilling equipment: water; oil; etc.
Agricultural tools and machinery
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment
Topic
Agricultural implements
Agricultural machinery
Air-compressors
Foundries
Gas well drilling
Hydraulic engineering
Hydraulic machinery
Mining machinery industry
Oil well drilling
Pumping machinery industry
Water well drilling
Water-power
Water-wheels
Well drillers
Location
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source
Smithsonian Libraries
Language
English

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