Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site

Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site (HM89D)

Location: Nevada City, CA 95959 Nevada County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 15.73', W 121° 1.184'

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The Pelton Water Wheel, first commercially manufactured here at George Allan's Foundry & Machine Works in 1879, was a major advancement in water power utilization and greatly advanced hard-rock mining. Its unique feature was a series of paired buckets, shaped like bowls of spoons and separated by a splitter, that divided the incoming water jets into two parts. By the late 1800, Pelton Wheels were providing energy to operate industrial machinery throughout the world. In 1888, Lester Pelton moved his business to San Francisco, but granted continuing manufacturing rights to Allan's Foundry, where the wheels were manufactured into the early 1900's, when most local mines shifted to electric power.
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HM NumberHM89D
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Marker Number1012
Year Placed1994
Placed ByThe State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with The Nevada County Cultural Preservation Trust and Pacific Gas & Electric Co., May 11, 1994
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 7:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 670847 N 4347739
Decimal Degrees39.26216667, -121.01973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.73', W 121° 1.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 43.80" N, 121° 1' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 317 Spring St, Nevada City CA 95959, US
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