Sierra Vista in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Wheel of Progress
Arizona Mining, Sand and Gravel Industry
by E.J. Cyr on 1/1/93
History: Built in 1905 by Ingersoll Rand for the Inspiration Consolidated Copper Co. in Miami, Arizona to power a 150 ton air compressor.
Antique wheel weighs 60,000 pounds
Engineered and assembled by E.J. Cyr and Staff
Shaft size 16" diameter
Bearing size 8"
Driven by: 3 HP electric motor with 2.2 RPM
1400 South Hwy 92, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
Location. 31° 32.481′ N, 110° 15.454′ W. Marker is in Sierra Vista, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on Arizona Route 92, one mile south of Fry Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 South Hwy 92, Sierra Vista AZ 85635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Casita Restaurant (approx. 2.4 miles away); Union Soldiers Buried in Historic Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles Arizona Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); "Unknown Soldiers" (approx. 2.8 miles away); USO Club / NCO Annex / Army Service Club (approx. 2.9 miles away); Carmichael Elementary School (approx. 2.9 miles away); POW/MIA Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Carmichael House/Sierra Vista Realty (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sierra Vista.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,537 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.