The idea of constructing a rotating boom for hydromechanical tests at the Alden Hydraulic Laboratory originated with Professor Charles Metcalf Allen, head of the lab from 1896 to 1950. The original boom was designed in 1908 by Professor Allen, assisted by two Worcester Polytechnic Institute students. Professor Allen needed a moving test stand for hydraulic experiments and for rating current meters.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Research and DevelopmentEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1908Alden Research LaboratoryHoldenState: MAZip: 01520Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/research-and-development/-75-alden-research-laboratory-rotating-boom-%281908%29Creator: Allen, Charles M.
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEEra_date_from: 1908