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19 items found

Dethridge Wheel

Irrigation Well

Post Card

Post Card

Post Card

Irrigation Canal

Control Gates

Post Card

Steam Powered Tractor

Irrigation Tractor

Post Card

Wooden Water Wheel

Product Brochure

Irrigation Pump

Water Wheel

Irrigation Pump

Post Card

Shaduf in Sudan

Vertical Impact Sprinkler

1910

Dethridge Wheel

Australia

1910

The wheel was invented by John Dethridge in Australia in 1910. Dethridge was then commissioner of the Victorian State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. The wheel consists of a drum around an axle with four spokes originating from each end of the axle. Eight v-shaped vanes are fixed to the outside of the drum which then spins. Wheels generally last for 15 to 20 years, and the axle is replaced every five years. The revolving wheel measures the flow of water from the irrigation supply channels into the farm channels. This provides the basis upon which irrigation farmers are charged for water.

1910

Irrigation Well

Scott County, Kansas, USA

1910

This postcard shows three farmers at the J.W. Laughs irrigation well in Scott County, Kansas, USA. This looks like a good flow rate for the farm.

1910

Post Card

National Irrigation Congress

1910

This post card is the official southwestern souvenir of the 16th National Irrigation Congress held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

1910

Post Card

Irrigation Canal

1910

This post card shows a irrigation canal in Williston, North Dakota, USA.

1910

Post Card

Irrigation Flume

1910

This post card shows an irrigation flume in Billings, Montana, USA in 1910.

1912

Irrigation Canal

Agriculture

1912

This post card shows irrigation canals in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

1913

Control Gates

California, USA

1913

Control gates near intake of aqueduct, Los Angeles, California, USA in 1913.

1913

Post Card

Diversion Dam

1913

This post card shows the new head gates of a irrigation canal near Reno, Nevada, USA, in October 1913. DERBY DIVERSION DAM On the Truckee River 19 miles east of Sparks, Nevada National Register individual listing 4/26/1978 Incorporated in the Newlands Reclamation Thematic Resources Nomination 3/25/1981. The Derby Diversion Dam holds the distinction of being assigned the first design specification issued by the Bureau of Reclamation. The dam is among the original features of the Newlands Project, one of the first five projects authorized and built under the Reclamation Act of 1902. With passage of the act, the Federal government assumed a major role in designing and constructing large-scale irrigation projects throughout the West. Derby Diversion Dam is part of the network of water storage, diversion, and conveyance structures that provides water for irrigating about 73,000 acres of farmland in an area that receives less than 4.5 inches of annual precipitation. Completed in 1905, Derby Diversion Dam consists of a gated concrete structure spanning the Truckee River and an earthen embankment extending from the north abutment for nearly 1,200 feet.

1913

Steam Powered Tractor

Australia

1913

This steam powered tractor was used in constructing irrigation channels in Australia in the year 1913.

1918

Irrigation Tractor

Refrigerating Irrigator

1918

This machine made projectiles of ice and shot them into the soil. As far as we know, none were ever made and the patent is the only information that we have.

1918

Post Card

Irrigation Well

1918

This post card shows an irrigation well and pump in Hereford, Texas, USA. The well produces 1200 gallons per minute.

1918

Wooden Water Wheel

Agriculture

1918

This photo shows a wooden water wheel irrigating fruit trees in Washington State, USA

1919

Product Brochure

Skinner Irrigation Company

1919

This product brochure from Skinner Irrigation Company in Troy, Ohio, USA shows how easy modern irrigation in 1919 is used.

1920

Irrigation Pump

1920

The thrill of seeing the first great gush of water from a newly developed well in the early 1900s. A massive flat belt, powered by an early oil engine, turned this deep-well, line-shaft vertical turbine pump.

1920

Water Wheel

Sacramento River

1920

This water wheel was used on the Sacramento River in Sacramento, Caliifornia, USA. The photo was taken about 1920 based on the clothing being worn.

1925

Irrigation Pump

1925

The miracle of water flowing from below the ground. A 1925 Caterpillar powers a belt-driven vertical line-shaft turbine pump.

1927

Post Card

Shoshone Irrigation Dam

1927

This post card shows the Shoshone Irrigation Dam near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

1928

Shaduf in Sudan

Agricultural Irrigation

1928

This photo shows a single shaduf in the Sudan.

1928

Vertical Impact Sprinkler

Orr Manufacturing

1928

This vertical impact sprinkler was used in agriculture.

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