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Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop

Founded 1856

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
1. Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop Marker
Inscription. This original brick building in continuous usage as a foundry for over 110 years. Famous Pelton Waterwheel developed and manufactured here in 1878. Ingenious double-cupped bucket designed by Lester A. Pelton of Camptonville and Nevada City. It became the basis for Hydro-electric turbin generators throughout the world.
 
Erected 1986 by Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart No.10, E Clampus Vitus, Nevada City, Nevada County, California. May 14, 1986.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.73′ N, 121° 1.184′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Touch for map. Marker is located at Miners Foundry, mounted on the Pelton Wheel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 Spring Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site (here, next to this marker); English and New Salmon Mine Stamp Mill (here, next to this marker); Powell Home (within shouting distance of this marker); 400 Broad Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada Theater
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By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
2. Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop Marker
Marker is mounted on the Pelton Wheel
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nevada County Traction Company (about 300 feet away); The Flagg Building (about 300 feet away); Kidd & Knox Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Miners Foundry History. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Miners Foundry Timeline. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesNotable Events
 
Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 12, 2010
3. Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop Marker
The building is now the Nevada City Winery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,938 times since then and 157 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on October 21, 2010, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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