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Holt Brothers Combine
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Era: 1880-1889 DateCreated: 1891 Haggin Museum Stockton State: CA Zip: 95203 Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/holt-brothers-17.aspx Creator:

The Sidehill Combine Developed By The Holt Brothers At Stockton, California In 1891, A Significant Milestone In Grain Harvesting And Agricultural Efficiency That Opened New Land For Wheat Farming, Is Designated A Historic Landmark Of Agricultural Engineering By The American Society Of Agricultural Engineers 1982

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1982
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St. Clair Tunnel
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Tunnels Era: 1890-1899 DateCreated: 1891 Beneath the St. Clair River Sarnia State: ON Zip: N7T 8G8 Country: Canada Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/St--Clair-Tunnel/ Creator: Hobson, Joseph , Beach, Alfred

A Day's Pay According to tunnel records, the following pay rates were established for the 600-700 laborers required for this project: 

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1991
Image Credit: Public Domain Image Caption: Postcard of the west end St. Clair River Tunnel in Port Huron, Michigan, United States. Era_date_from: 1891
Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant
Society: IEEE Main Category: Electrical Sub Category: Power Generation Era: 1890-1899 DateCreated: 1891 Uncompahgre National Forest Ophir State: CO Zip: 81435 Country: USA Website: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Ames_Hydroelectric_Generating_Plant,_1891 Creator:

"Electricity produced here in the spring of 1891 was transmitted 2.6 miles over rugged and at times inaccessible terrain to provide power for operating the motor-driven mill at the Gold King Mine. This pioneering demonstration of the practical value of transmitting electrical power was a significant precedent in the United States for much larger plants at Niagara Falls (in 1895) and elsewhere. Electricity at Ames was generated at 3000 volts, 133 Hertz, single-phase AC, by a 100-hp Westinghouse alternator."

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1988
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Ray Wood (CC BY-SA 3.0) Image Caption: The Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant, and behind it the trees of the Uncompahgre National Forest Era_date_from: 1891
Johnstown Incline
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Rail Transportation Era: 1890-1899 DateCreated: 1891 601-799 Edgehill Dr Johnstown State: PA Zip: 15905 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/rail-transportation---2/-180-johnstown-incline-%281891%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/619cfbc4-d1bb-4a41-bf69-3edae36a39fe/180-Johnstown-Incline-1891.aspx Creator: Diescher, Samuel

This is one of several, similar inclines built in western Pennsylvania during the late 19th century. It was designed by Samuel Diescher (1839-1915) after the great flood of 1889, to provide an efficient means of transportation between Westmont and the Conemaugh Valley. (See also the Monogahela and Duquesne Inclines in Pittsburgh.)

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1994
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Jeremy Tenenbaum (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Johnstown Incline Era_date_from: 1891
Society: ASME Main Category: Electric, Mechanical Sub Category: Steam Era: 1890-1899 DateCreated: 1891 Henry Ford Museum Dearborn State: MI Zip: 48124 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/electric-power-production-steam/-49-marine-type-triple-expansion--engine-driven-dy, http://files.asme.org/ASMEORG/Communities/History/Landmarks/5537.pdf Creator: Vleck, John Van, Joy, David

This machine, which began operation on December 15, 1891, for the New York Edison Illuminating Company, represents the beginning of large-scale electric power generation in the United States. The generator was designed by chief engineer John Van Vleck, David Joy (known in England for his valve gear), and S. F. Prest.

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1980
Image Credit: Courtesy ASME Image Caption: Engine-Driven Dynamo Era_date_from: 1891
Herbert Dow in 1888 Photo courtesy of the Post Street Archives.
Society: ACS Main Category: Chemical Sub Category: Industrial Advances Era: 1900s DateCreated: 1891 Herbert H. Dow Historical Museum Midland State: MI Zip: 48640 Country: USA Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/bromineproduction.html, https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/bromineproduction/first-electrolytic-production-of-bromine-historical-resource.pdf Creator: Herbert H. Dow

On January 4, 1891, Herbert H. Dow succeeded in producing bromine electrolytically from central Michigan’s rich brine resources. In the years that followed, this and other processes developed by Dow and the company he founded led to an increasing stream of chemicals from brines. The commercial success of these endeavors helped to promote the growth of the American chemical industry.

 

The plaque commemorating the event reads:

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1997
Image Credit: courtesy of the Post Street Archives. Image Caption: Herbert Dow in 1888 Era_date_from:
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Herbert Dow in 1888 Photo courtesy of the Post Street Archives.

On January 4, 1891, Herbert H. Dow succeeded in producing bromine electrolytically from central Michigan’s rich brine resources. In the years that followed, this and other processes developed by Dow and the company he founded led to an increasing stream of chemicals from brines. The commercial…

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This machine, which began operation on December 15, 1891, for the New York Edison Illuminating Company, represents the beginning of large-scale electric power generation in the United States. The generator was designed by chief engineer John Van Vleck, David Joy (known in England for his valve…

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Johnstown Incline

This is one of several, similar inclines built in western Pennsylvania during the late 19th century. It was designed by Samuel Diescher (1839-1915) after the great flood of 1889, to provide an efficient means of transportation between Westmont and the Conemaugh Valley. (See also the Monogahela…

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Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant

"Electricity produced here in the spring of 1891 was transmitted 2.6 miles over rugged and at times inaccessible terrain to provide power for operating the motor-driven mill at the Gold King Mine. This pioneering demonstration of the practical value of transmitting electrical power…

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St. Clair Tunnel

A Day's Pay According to tunnel records, the following pay rates were established for the 600-700 laborers required for this project: 

  1. 17.5 cents per hour for diggers 
  2. 15 cents per hour for erectors 
  3. 12.5 cents per hour for others 
  4. One additional dollar…
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Holt Brothers Combine

The Sidehill Combine Developed By The Holt Brothers At Stockton, California In 1891, A Significant Milestone In Grain Harvesting And Agricultural Efficiency That Opened New Land For Wheat Farming, Is Designated A Historic Landmark Of Agricultural Engineering By The American Society Of…

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