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Reference Works for Mill Dams and Water Power

Reference Works for Mill Dams and Water Power
Theodore R. Hazen

A Treatise on Hydraulics, by Hector J. Hughes, A.B.,S.B, and Arthur T. Safford, A.M., The Macmillan Company, New York, 1914, 1917, 1926.

A Treatise on Hydraulics, by Mansfield Merriman, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., London, New York, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, rewritten and enlarged 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910,
revised 1911, 1912, 1914, revised, 1916.

Construction of Mill Dams, by James Leffel, published in several editions by the James Leffel & Company, Springfield, Ohio, 1874, 1881, reprint Noyes Press series in History of Technology Vol. No. 1, Noyes Press, Park Ridge, New Jersey, 1992, 1881 edition reprinted by SPOOM 1999.

Engineering for Dams, by William P. Creager and Joel D. Justin, Volume 1- General Design, Volume 2- Concrete Dams, Volume 3- Earth, Rock-Fill, Steel and Timber Dams, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, Sidney, 1917, 1929, 1932, 1944, 1945, eight printing, December 1965.

Fitz Steel Overshoot Water Wheel, The Fitz Water Wheel Company, Hanover,
Pennsylvania, Bulletin No. 70, December 1928, reprint by the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills, 1987.

Mill Sites on the Eno River: A Geological Viewpoint, by Duncan Heron, Eno, Vol. 7 Special Issue, Papers from the seminar on water wheels and windmills held in Durham, North Carolina, July 1978, in the Bicentennial year of West Point on the Eno River, with The International Molinological Society (T.I.M.S.), Smithsonian Institution, Duke University, and the Hillsborough Historical Society.

Mills on the Tsatsawassa: Techniques for Documenting Early 19th Century Water-Power Industry in Rural New York, "A case study illustrating the coordinated use of maps, deeds, and archeological survey to reconstruct the locations of interrelationships of early industrial sites and to reveal previously undocumented elements of local water power technology," by Philip L. Lord, The University of the State of New York, Purple Mountain Press, Fleischmanns, New York, 1983.

The Old-Time Water-Wheels of America, by Joseph P. Frizell, M. Am. Soc. C.E., Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. XXVIII, January to June, 1893, New York, pages 237-249.

Practical Milling, by Prof. B. W. Dedrick, National Miller, Chicago, Illinois, 1924, reprint
by the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM), 1989.

Rudimentary Treatise on the Power Of Water, As Applied to Drive Flour Mills and to give Motion to Turbines and other Hydrostatic Engines, by Joseph Glynn, F.R.S., Crosby Lockwood and Sons, London, 1892.

Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams, A Water Resources Technical Publication, United States Department of the Interior Water and Power Resources Service, Denver, Colorado, 1980.

Stronger Than A Hundred Men, A History of the Vertical Water Wheel, by Terry S. Reynolds, The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 1983.

Theory and Test of an Overshot Water Wheel, by Carl Robert Weidner, C.E., Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin, No. 529, Engineering Series, Vol., 7, No. 2, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, June 1913, pages 117, 254.

Waterpower, A History of Industrial Power in the United States, 1780-1930, Volume 1, by Louis C. Hunter, The University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, published for The Eleutherian Mills Hagley Foundation, Inc., Greenville, Delaware, 1979.

Water-Power, An Outline of the Development and Application of the Energy of Flowing Water, by Joseph P. Frizell, John Wiley & Sons, New York, Chapman & Hall, Limited, London, 1901.

Waterpower, How It Works, by Robert A. Howard, Eleutherian Mills Hagley Foundation, Inc., Greenville, Delaware, 1979.

Wrights and Privileges, The Mills and Shops of Pelham, Massachusetts, from 1740 to 1937, by Paul Bigelow, Haley's, Athol, Massachusetts, 1993. The Paul Bigelow book on
mills in Pelham Massachusetts is available from the Pelham Historical Society c/o Joseph S. Larson, 27 Arnold Road, Pelham, MA 01002-9757 413-256-8256

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