Francis Turbine

Francis Turbine (HMG7G)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
Country: United States of America

N 37° 32.123', W 77° 26.761'

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This Francis Type Turbine was used on the Tredegar site in the early twentieth century and is very similar to one of the five turbines located near the building to your left. It was built by the S. Morgan Smith Company of York, Pennsylvania. By turning the wheel attached to the gears, the cylinder gate (the part with the fin-like openings) moves in and out, controlling the amount of water passing into the turbine, thus controlling the power. The water pushes the buckets of the runner, turning the power shaft.
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HM NumberHMG7G
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283881 N 4157078
Decimal Degrees37.53538333, -77.44601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.123', W 77° 26.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 7.38" N, 77° 26' 45.66" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 490 Tredegar St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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