Francis Turbine, 1924

Made:
1924 in Kendal
maker:
James Bicheno Francis
manufacturer:
Gilbert Gilkes & Co.

12-inch diameter series 'O' Gilkes' Francis Turbine (4.2 bhp on nett working fall of 5 ft. using 570 cubic ft of water per minute; 270 rpm), with suspension bearing, steel countershaft, and hand operating gear for working guide-blades. Developed by James Bicheno Francis, it became widely accepted as the best for heads of water up to 50 m. Manufactured by Gilbert Gilkes & Co., Kendal, Cumbria, England, 1924.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
1924-463
Materials:
brass, cast steel, complete, gunmetal and paint
type:
water turbines
credit:
Gilbert, Gilkes and Co. Ltd.