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Tidioute in Warren County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grettenberger Pump

 
 
Grettenberger Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Grettenberger Pump Marker
Inscription.  One of approximately 200 pumps manufactured in Tidioute at a machine shop located near the mouth of Gordon Run. The pumps were invented around 1916 by Fred Grettenberger and the majority of the parts were patterned and machined by Fred and his sons, Bill, Charlie and George. Most of the pumps were sold in Pennsylvania, but one was shipped to Oklahoma. The pumps utilize a vacuum/suction principle to both draw from the ground as well as transport it to and from storage tanks. They are usually belt driven powered by a separate engine and a large wooden wheel.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 41° 41.003′ N, 79° 24.707′ W. Marker is in Tidioute, Pennsylvania, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Sheridan Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tidioute PA 16351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Flowing Oil Well (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Grandin Well (approx. half a mile away); Indian Paint Hill
Grettenberger Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Grettenberger Pump Marker
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Lawunakhannek (approx. 6.7 miles away); Goschgoschink (approx. 8 miles away); Hearts Content Recreation Area (approx. 8.2 miles away); Hickory Town (approx. 8.6 miles away); Indian Paths (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tidioute.
 
Grettenberger Pump image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
3. Grettenberger Pump
One model of the pump
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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