Pelton 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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