The Parker Automatic Water Gate.

Issue 7 and Volume 1889 6.

The Parker Automatic Water Gate. The accompanying illustrations represent an automatic sluiceway and flood gates for dams controlled by the Parker Automatic Water Gate Company of Menomonie, Wis. The cut, figure No. 1, shows the gate elevated or closed, while in figure . No. 2 it is shown depressed or opened. In figure 1 A1 A1 is the bed of the sluiceway. A2 cribbing forming walls or sides, may be made of timber, stone or other material. Across the down stream end of the bed A1 a roller B1 is journaled in suitable bearings, B2, secured to bed A1, and to this roller the gate proper, C1, is attached, which is constructed of plank or timbers bolted firmly to • gether, and further strengthened by cross timbers upon the ur.der side. B3 is another roller some distance in the rear of B1 and similarly journaled to the bed. The rollers…

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