Huge Conductors at Spillway Which Will Convey Water from Gatun Lake to the Turbines for Power Purposes, Gaton, Panama Canal


Material Information

Huge Conductors at Spillway Which Will Convey Water from Gatun Lake to the Turbines for Power Purposes, Gaton, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Hydroelectric power plants--Design and construction   ( fast )
Machinery   ( fast )
Engineering   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


A man inspects massive conductors which will eventually pull water from Gatun Lake to produce energy in a hydroelectric power plant.
Scope and Content:
B. L. Singley founded The Keystone View Company in 1892 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The company quickly became the world's largest view company, having at least 250,000 negatives (of which some 50,000 were available as numbered views) by the 1930s. These images were meant to bring international experiences into the palm of the average person's hand, to be revisted in private or during social gatherings. It has been said that the ability of the stereograph to bring vicarious experiences to faraway people makes this medium parallel to the internet or television today. The Keystone View Company also focused on the educational value of their products, employing teams of people to write explanatory texts that were printed on the backs of the stereograph cards. This text, along with the imagery, presents the dominant vision of American ideals and interests during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Source 1: Source 2:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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accession number - 2013.3.142
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. 21734-4Huge Conductors at Spiliway Which Wil Convey Water from Gatun Lake to the
Turbines for Power Purposes, Ga un, Panama Canal.

, This view is taken from the spillway or tric current. The
channel side of the dam. In the background side of the steel
one sees the steel framework beyond which of which is seen a
will rise the water of Gatun Lake, when th These penstock
concrete is filled in .and the dam completed. plate, are three
At the extreme right are seea the pier many turbines, ar
rising above the falls-way, where the.lakia c.f 350 feet. At t
level is to be controlled by gates placed be- bar iron will be u
tween the concrete piers. In the foregroun penstocks will b
are prominently shown the penstocks, huge nmrans of cast iror
water pipes or conduits. These penstocks iing the amount.
are to be used to conduct water from t-b head gates will re-
forebay as described in picture 217a3. Tb for operating the
turbines are to be used in generating elec-
Copyright 19'3, by The Keystone View Coimpanty.

forebay is on the opposite
and concrete wall, on top
:s are constructed of steel
in number leading to as
id have an average length
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e closed and opened by
r head gates, thus regulat-
and flow of water. The
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