[Trade catalogs from Pelton Water Wheel Co.]

Type of material
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Date range
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.
Trade catalog, manual and histories
Black and white images
Physical description
50 pieces; 2 boxes
San Francisco, California, United States
Record ID
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.
Agricultural implements
Agricultural machinery
Consulting engineers
Electric apparatus and appliances
Gas well drilling
Hydraulic engineering
Hydraulic machinery
Industrial equipment
Measuring instruments
Mining machinery industry
Oil well drilling
Pumping machinery industry
Water well drilling
Weighing instruments
Well drillers
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source
Smithsonian Libraries

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