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The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part II

Even before Pelton relocated in San Francisco in 1888, many other competitive foundries and machine shops chose to enter the water wheel market. These firms were already busy with the mining trade, producing hoists, stamp mills, ore carts, Cornish pumps, crushers, grinders, compressors and drills.

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