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Kaplan Turbine

Location: Muhlenberg, PA, USA
Date: 1929
Creator(s): Kaplan, Viktor
This Kaplan turbine is one of the first three machines to be put into service in the United States. Named for its Austrian inventor, Viktor Kaplan (1876-1934), the turbine was an outstanding innovation, operating with a high, nearly constant efficiency over a wide load range. The machine was built by S. Morgan Smith Company of York, Pennsylvania.
Tags: Era: 1920-1929
Innovation designated by:
Public Domain (United States Arm0
Kaplan Turbine
Metropolitan Edison Power Co.
2800 Pottsville Pike
Muhlenberg, PA, USA

Metropolitan Edison Power Co.

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