Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Electric Power

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In the early twentieth century, electricity was generated from power plants on the Souhegan River. I am only aware of one that was located in Greenville, NH. I know that a penstock ran from Waterloom Pond to High Bridge in New Ipswich which produced power for the mill, however I am not sure if that was mechanical or electrical. I'd like to learn if these photos were taken locally. As with the other archival shots, I have no information about the date or location.

A generator or a motor?

This is one impressive flywheel
How much fun would it have been to see this in operation