Juneau in Juneau Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
For the next 15 years, Pelton worked to perfect his design and by 1879 had perfected and tested a prototype wheel that was granted its first patent in 1880. By 1890 Pelton Wheels were in operation in a variety of applications, generating thousands of horsepower, powering all kind of equipment.
The Pelton Wheel pictured above resides with us here, at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. It is a rare alternating-bucket impulse turbine directly connected to a cross-compound air compressor. This photo is circa 1890. Pelton Wheels are still in use today in hydro-electric plants worldwide.
Location. 58° 19.933′ N, 134° 28.068′ W. Marker is in Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1061 Salmon Creek Lane (Park entrance), Juneau AK 99801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wagner Mine (a few steps from this marker); Alaska Native Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Nichlolas Russian Orthodox Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Liberty Bell Reproduction (approx. 3 miles away); Archie Van Winkle (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hard Rock Miners (approx. 3.2 miles away); Patsy Ann: her statue (approx. 3.2 miles away); Manila Square (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Juneau.
Also see . . . Web Site - - Princeton "Pelton Wheel" ::. (Submitted on January 2, 2014.)
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