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Title
Pelton Wheel and Generator, Chogoria, Kenya, September 1926
Date Created and/or Issued
1926-09
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
For commercial reproduction please contact the National Library of Scotland by referring to http://www.nls.uk/copyright . For access to the originals please e-mail manuscripts@nls.uk
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
The National Library of Scotland license the use of this content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
manuscripts@nls.uk
Description
"22 1/2 HP Pelton Wheel and 20 HP Generator working 17 1/2 HP, 2 saws, 2 [?], '[?]' , 1 … and lights whole station." Close-up view of generator that would have been used to power the machinery used in the workshops, such as brick making machinery and saws. Ground work established by a native evangelist and dispenser sent out from Kikuyu in 1916. It sits on the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya, 35 miles from the summit at 17,040 feet, and administered to the Chuka, Mwimbi and Meru tribes. Mission station established by Dr A.C. Irvine, his wife and Mr Ernest Carr when they arrived, in 1922, from TumuTumu. Chogoria is built on a wooded ridge at an altitude of 5,000 feet. Mr Carr arrived first and built a bungalow in 1922, the Irvines arrived that autumn. A stone church was built to replace the thatch and wattle old church and was opened in 1930. The mission trained carpenters and masons.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints, 10.5 x 8 cm.
Identifier
impa-a-nls-75657810-1.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-79916
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-a-nls-75657810-1.jpg
Subject
Generators
Industries
Workshops (work spaces)
Time Period
1926-09
Place
Africa
Chogoria
Eastern Province
Kenya
Source
Acc.7548/F/25 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75657808 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Kenya missions, Africa, 1926
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland
image/tiff

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