Pelton Water-Wheel Bucket

This bronze bucket has a notched lip and ellipsoidal face. The bucket bowls are ground but not polished. Cast in the metal is “W. A. Doble – Pat. Sept 19, 1899.” The bucket is 7.5 inches wide, weighs about 9.5 pounds, and has the lug type of back. It was made about 1912.
This description comes from the 1939 Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States Museum Bulletin 173 by Frank A. Taylor.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1912
place made
United States: California
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 18.415 cm x 18.7325 cm x 9.2075 cm
overall - from catalog card: 7 1/2 in; 19.05 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of the Pelton Water Wheel Company, San Francisco, California
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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