Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
1 cu. ft. : 5 boxes
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.
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.
Pelton Water Wheel Collection, 1880-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
2007.3155 (NMAH Acc.)
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