This is one of the earliest US foundry-machine shops remaining in operation and one of the few water powered. It was founded by Samuel N. Knight (1838-1913) to manufacture machinery for the gold mines of the Mother Lode region. Knight was one of several inventors experimenting with impulse turbines to exploit the area's abundant high-head water power for driving hoists, ore stamps, and other mining machinery.
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Manufacturing Era: 1870-1879 DateCreated: 1873 13280 Volcano Rd Sutter Creek State: CA Zip: 95685 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/manufacturing---2/-182-knight-foundry-and-machine-shop-%281873%29--- Creator: Knight, Samuel
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Bobak Ha'Eri (CC BY 3.0) Era_date_from: 1873