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HUGE Steam Powered Water Pump — Steam Culture

Posted by Ritchie Ware on Jun 28, 2016 9:43:24 AM

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If you love a good history lesson, then be sure to watch today's Steam Culture episode. Brent visits with Jay, an education specialist at the Louisville Water Park Tower Museum, to talk about the Allis Chalmers Steam Powered Pump built in 1919 just after World War I.

This steam pump was used to pump 30 million gallons of water a day. The steam engine pumped water from the Ohio River to a reservoir, then to a water treatment plant. Whether you live in Louisville or not, your city likely has a steam powered water pump similar to the one in the video.

We learned so much from our talk with Jay that we decided to make this Steam Culture a two-part series. Be sure to tune in next week for part two!

Have any steamy questions for Brent? Email us at steamculture@wareinc.com. Subscribe to our channel and join us next Friday for the latest on Steam Culture.


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