quick question (fwd)
drobert at TINCAN.TINCAN.ORG
Tue Mar 2 15:50:34 UTC 1999
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Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 23:50:31 -0800
From: Jeffrey Kopp <jeffkopp at uswest.net>
To: transmontanus at gulfislands.com
Cc: CHINOOK at LISTSERV.LINGUISTLIST.ORG
Subject: Re: quick question (fwd)
Sorry, Terry: Right era, wrong Pelton.
The Pelton Wheel Monument stands alongside the towns [Camptonville]
main street, along with a small wooden building labeled Jail. The
monument reads, On this spot in 1878, Lester Allen Pelton invented
the Pelton water wheel. Erected in 1929 by Gravel Range Lodge, Free &
Accepted Masons. An old story relates how Pelton supposedly came up
with the idea for his wheel. A neighbor was watering her garden when
a cow stuck its nose into the stream of water. Pelton noticed how the
water divided into two streams when it bounced off the cows nose,
due to the ridge between its nostrils. Pelton applied this
observation to a metal cup and the Pelton Wheel was born.
The Pelton turbine is a 19th century model that operates more like a
traditional water wheel. Developed by Lester Allen Pelton, the wheel
is designed to resolve as water diverted from a reservoir through a
penstock strikes its curved buckets. A nozzle converts the kinetic
energy of high-pressure water into a powerful jet, and the buckets
extract the momentum.
On Mon, 1 Mar 1999 18:43:45 -0800, "David Robertson"
<drobert at TINCAN.TINCAN.ORG> wrote:
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>Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 15:55:28 -0800
>From: terry glavin <transmontanus at gulfislands.com>
>To: CHINOOK at LISTSERV.LINGUISTLIST.ORG
>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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