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Pelton Water Wheel Collection, 1891-1987

Creator:
Pelton Water Wheel Company
Creator:
Brayton, A.P
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Co
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. : 5 boxes
Type:
Advertisements
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Business records
Catalogs
Correspondence
Cyanotypes
Glass negatives
Photographs
Reports
Date:
1891
1891-1987
20th century
Notes:
Lester A. Pelton invented a new type of water wheel, which he patented in 1880 . A.P. Brayton bought his business, but the name Pelton became a generic term for this type of wheel. The successor firm was Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton.
Summary:
Papers relating to the Pelton Water Wheel Company of San Francisco, California: including correspondence; busines records; photographs, including cyanotypes; negatives, including many images of turbines; advertisements; journals; blueprints; articles; and trade literature, including catalogs.
Cite as:
Pelton Water Wheel Collection, 1891-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Pumps
Turbines
Hydraulic engineering
Water-wheels
Local number:
2007.3155 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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