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Hydropower

Title: Diagram of a Victor Turbine
Type: Diagram
Date: no date
Source: Descriptive Catalogue

Description: The Pillsbury "A" Mill used this turbine to harness water power in the late 1800s.

Diagram of a Victor Turbine

Activities:

  1. This machine replaced the older, less efficient water wheels. What features on it are similar to ones found on water wheels?



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  2. What might be the purpose of the rod sticking out of the top of the turbine?



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  3. Can you tell from this source how large the turbine is?



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  4. The turbine seems to turn side to side where a water wheel turns from high to low. Does this mean the turbine is shown on its side on the page?



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