[Trade catalogs from Pelton Water Wheel Co.]

Type of material
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Date range
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
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)
Agricultural tools and machinery
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies
Pumping machinery and air compressors
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment
Well drilling equipment: water; oil; etc.
Foundries; supplies and equipment
Agricultural implements
Agricultural machinery
Gas well drilling
Hydraulic engineering
Hydraulic machinery
Mining machinery industry
Oil well drilling
Pumping machinery industry
Water well drilling
Well drillers
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source
Smithsonian Libraries

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