quick question (fwd)
drobert at TINCAN.TINCAN.ORG
Tue Mar 2 15:47:35 UTC 1999
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Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 21:11:26 -0800 (PST)
From: peter webster <peterweb at teleport.com>
To: David Robertson <drobert at TINCAN.TINCAN.ORG>
Subject: Re: quick question (fwd)
Same thought popped up in my pelton head! But I don't believe the Pelton
Wheel came in until late 19th Century (early 20th?)--seeing as how it was
used to generate electricity...
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>Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 15:55:28 -0800
>From: terry glavin <transmontanus at gulfislands.com>
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>Subject: quick question
> . . . which i will probably feel silly for asking.
>a "pelton wheel" is a common form of hydoelectric generation on the coast,
>once a routine feature of shingle bolt camps, small canneries and whatnot.
>still used here and there. i was wondering if it were possible that the
>"pelton" comes from the chinook term for pelton (crazy, madman etc.)
>p.s. greg robison mentioned he'd elaborate on his thoughts about
>wawa/duployan in later posts. i'd love to hear more. . .
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