Read up on Pelton Wheel here. I had to look it up because I had no clue what this was. Sighted at Nevada City, CA.
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Posted by ewok1993 on February 28, 2011 in My World
February 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm
water turbines! interesting…
the anniversary of dedication to nevada is a day closer to my birthday and is actually my youngest brother’s.
EG Wow, Canada
February 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm
WOW! Those bolts are huge!
February 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm
This is an amazing water wheel, but it obviously did the job for many years.
February 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm
What a fascinating post and photo for the day!! That’s terrific! Looks like it did it’s job well! Have a lovely week!
February 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm
Nevada City in California ? hmmm that’s an oxymoron 🙂
Eve (Tranquility... & Turmoil)
February 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm
What an interesting history – thanks for sharing it! 🙂
I was just about to comment on how our posts are from the same area, but then read (and remembered) that Nevada City is in California. lol.
February 28, 2011 at 8:48 pm
I do have a special fondness for the pelton wheel as my husband worked many years at a hydro-electric power plant.
February 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm
i thought it was a metal sunflower or some sort of art work at first.
February 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm
Not only was it functional the wheel is very attractive. I would have thought it was sculpture if I hadn’t realized it had formerly been a functional water wheel!
February 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm
That is not exactly a delicate thing is it? Looks very cool.
February 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm
This water wheel served an important purpose but it also reminds me of a sculpture or work or art. The outer spikes make me think of feathers and it doesn’t take too much imagination to see a pair of eyes and a big bulbous nose resting on a ledge. Thanks for sharing this creative piece of history.
February 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm
Interesting! I did click the link and read the wikipedia info. Nice to know about the Pelton Wheel. Nice find!
There are mathematical computations too:)) Few hours ago, we were (kids and hubby) talking about Newton’s law because of my son’s homework.
February 28, 2011 at 11:00 pm
Cool looking water wheel. I have only seen ones made of wood. Thanks for sharing.
February 28, 2011 at 11:27 pm
the water wheel looks amazing. thanks for sharing the history.
March 1, 2011 at 12:59 am
With lots of technological developments, these have become antique pieces. Very interesting.
March 1, 2011 at 1:21 am
March 1, 2011 at 1:35 am
Great shot of the water wheel. I like the contrast it makes to the stairs rising on the right side of the photo.
March 1, 2011 at 1:46 am
Such a pity that this method of electricity generation has been pushed out of existence by the large networks. It is so much more efficient to distribute electricity locally than through a centralised power source where much is lost over the distance it needs to travel.
A nice tribute to the ingenuity of former generations.
March 1, 2011 at 5:19 am
A very interesting looking wheel.
March 1, 2011 at 6:00 am
Wow – what a gorgeous shot of the wheel!
March 1, 2011 at 7:52 am
surely served its purpose but unfortunately they are now museum pieces 😦 thanks for the read…
March 1, 2011 at 8:19 am
March 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm
Oh I learn something new today about the water wheel. Thanks for sharing.
March 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm
Cool shot, thanks for the info too. I love Nevada City, and an idealistic little mountain town. I spent some time there this summer, loved it!
March 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm
Wow! this is wonderful.
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