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Fuller-Kinyon Cement Pump

Washington State University Libraries

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Title Fuller-Kinyon Cement Pump
Description This is a Fuller-Kinyon pump unloading bulk cement directly from the car into the silo. By means of mercoid switches in the bell-shaped "wand" the operator holds in his hand, he is able to control the operation of all five of the motors on the machine, moving it in any direction or changing the rate of feed by merely tilting his hand. Investigations conducted in the U.S.B.R. laboratory at Denver, Colo. culminated in the specifications for Grand Coulee Dam cement, and were principally... Machine picked up cement from the car by means of electric motors turning a screw similar to a meat grinder. Once in the main chamber the machine used compressed air to deposit the cement into the gravity fed silo. Each pump could operate at 600 barrels per hour and the record for unloading was set on November 01, 1939 by C.B.I. for emptying 130 carloads of cement in one day through one Fuller-Kinyon Pump. (Clifford R. Koester. A History of the Columbia Basin Project II, 123)
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library:; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Concrete--Pumping--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)-Pumping Plant; Construction equipment--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Pumping Plant; Construction equipment
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p124.jpg,997
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries:
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 2, Page 124)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972:
Rights To order a reproduction please see: , or contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691. For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691.
Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English
Date 2008

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