Turbines with Gears and Power Connections.
The demands of modern engineering with its high speeds and heavy loads are severe, and require gears and other power transmitting appliances of the latest and most approved construction. A specimen of high grade work in this line is illustrated in the accompanying illustiation, Fig. 1, which represents two 40-inch Victor turbines with mortise bevel driving gears, jack shaft and harness for same lately furnished to the Washburn “A” mill at Minneapolis, Minn , by the Stilwell & Bierce Manufacturing Company of Dayton, O. The turbines develop 1400 horse power, which power is safely and easily transmitted by the gears shown.
In Fig. 2 are shown power connections and a fire pump furnished by the same makers, in connection with a 35-inch Victor turbine, to the Pelham Manufacturing Company of Pelham, S. C., for driving its cotton mill. It will be observed that the fire pump is driven direct from the jack shaft by means of friction gears, thus insuring the operation of the pump in case of fire as long as the turbine runs.