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Pelton Wheel; 1902; 1971.20.1

Pelton Wheel, 1902, 1971.20.1
Pelton Wheel, 1902, 1971.20.1Pelton Wheel, 1902, 1971.20.1
Name/Title
Pelton Wheel
About this object
Pelton wheel - from early flax mill.
Date Made
1902
Medium and Materials
Iron
Subject and Association Description
In 1855 Flax Milling began in the area. The Wallis Brothers commenced milling flax by the Okete Falls in about 1868, using a water-wheel to drive the machinery. This pelton wheel was shipped from England and installed in 1902. The Wallis Brothers flax-mill continued until 1925 when the supply of flax ran out.
Collection
Vernon Family
Object Type
Pelton Wheel
Object number
1971.20.1

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Flax
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Milling machinery
Waterwheels


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