Science Art: Pelton Wheel, p. 1593, Webster’s New International.

Behold the Pelton wheel. This is a kind of water turbine designed to turn babbling brooks into industrious electrical generators.

Beautiful imagery from the Wikipedia entry: “There exist multi-ton Pelton wheels mounted on vertical oil pad bearings in hydroelectric plants.”

Imagine how it must feel to be in the same room with that. Iron and water. A gently rolling mountain. The faint smell of oil, ozone and damp machinery. Power.

Image from Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language, 1911, G & C Miriam Co. Springfield, MA, [found here.]