Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--eucluid
truck dumps granite in front of Grand Coulee
1950-07-11 | Grand Coulee Dam
Although this truck alone weighs almost 60,000 pounds, it's not uncommon for one or two huge granite armor rocks to lift the front wheels clear of the ground. A dozer, blade visible at left, solved the truck drivers dillema in this problem. The trucks can carry 20-30 tons, and sometimes one rock is an entire load. Approximately a year and one-half will be required to line the banks for close to one mile downstream from the Grand Coulee Dam.
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--gravel
Columbia Basin Project--Irrigation Division, Adrian Gravel Plant--Specifications #1475. Cedar Rapids 20"" x 36"" primary crusher with jaws set at 3 inches, located at Adrian Gravel Plant. Feed hopper is shown at left and blending sand conveyor belt is in foreground.
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--interior
view of Shasta Unit
1943-02-24 | Grand Coulee Dam
This picture is an interior view of the Allis-Chalmers governor for Shasta unit U1 in L7 position showing the speedball motor, relay, and operating linkages
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--loading
riprap from the quarry
1950-07-14 | Grand Coulee Dam
The Bucyrus-Erie electrical shovel loading riprap from the quarry, into a 20-yard Euclid truck. Specifications No. 2808, River Channel Improvements. Contractor: Morrison Knudsen Company, Inc. Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia Basin Project, Washington
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--mounting
stiffener rings on the discharge pipe
1949-03-01 | Grand Coulee Dam
Specifications No. 2329. Picture Series 18532-3 through 18537-3. Morrison-Knudsen Co., Inc., and Peter Kiewit Sons' Co., subcontractor, Consolidated Western Steel Corp., Electric City Yard. A view of the process of mounting the stiffener rings on the discharge pipe with the aid of a compressed air-activated bull press. Rings are fabricated from quarter segments, with one joint being welded to the pipe as temporary lugs to keep the ring in alignment. ""The Bull"" presses the ring into firm contact with the pipe and it is tack welded with a 4 inch fillet weld. The pipe is revolved approximately one foot by the positioning rollers, and the process is repeated until the ring is entirely tack welded. The pipe will then be rolled down the line to an automatic welder set-up (picture 18532-3) where a full filet weld will be placed on both sides of the stiffener rings to complete the pipe for placing in the tunnel.
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--oil
1941-09-10 | Grand Coulee Dam
Lubricating and insulating oils, received in tank cars, are stored in a lower section of the control bay. Tanks are provided for new and used oils of both kinds; and, oil can be pumped to or from any power unit. Oil pumping equipment, with air compressors and banks of carbon dioxide tanks, occupy a room adjoining the oil tank vault.
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--plastic
hose on the AEA pump
Columbia Basin Project--Irrigation Division--Main Canal--Western Contracting Corp., contractor--Specifications No. 2324. This view is intended to show the transparent plastic hose used on the discharge side of the AEA pump. The plastic hose gives visible proof that the AEA being dispensed in each batch of concrete actually feeds into the mixer. The contractor built the gravity type dispense shown in photo and it has been performing very well. H.E. Foss, photographer.
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--steel
casing from turbine
1941-04-03 | Grand Coulee Dam
One steel casing for a giant turbine at the Grand Coulee Dam makes a full carload. Water from the Columbia River, falling through this 16-foot runner at the rate of 141 tons a second, will drive the biggest electric generator ever built, to produce electricity for the manufacture of aluminum, vital need of the defense program.
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--testing
One hundred and fifty ton gentry crane being tested. Crane is lifting a thirty-seven and one half ton concrete block. This machine was built by Star Manufacturing Company of Tacoma, Washington and is installed on tracks reaching across the top of the dam.
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--transporting
a rotor shaft
1948-07-21 | Grand Coulee Dam
Due to lack of proper transportation equipment, difficulty was encountered in taking the R-1 rotor shaft across the spillway roadway of the dam. In order to distribute the load safely, it was necessary for this truck boom to hook onto the trailer and take some of the weight off the wheels of the trailer. (See photos 17601 and 17602-3). F.B Pomeroy, photographer
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--truck-mounted
1941-09-10 | Grand Coulee Dam
A centrifugal oil purifier, a filter, and automatic electric heater, and meter, pumps, gauges, pipes, and necessary appurentenances are mounted on a simple truck for use in various parts of the plant. The unit is designed to handle lubricating, governor, and insulating oils. Operating on insulating oil at about 90 degrees, the centrifuge is guaranteed to reduce moisture from 1/10 percent to 1/1000 percent in 1200 gallons of oil per hour, and to raise its dielectric strength to at least 30,000 volts. The filter, designed to remove carbon and fine particles that pass the centrifuge, take standard 12 inch filter papers.
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--vertical
1941-08-26 | Grand Coulee Dam
Columbia Basin Project, Grand Coulee Dam. A view of the vertical lift hoist, block 10, with cable trays on either side and transit conduit in the background
Equipment for construction, transportation, and maintenance--view
of bottom dump euclid
1947-08-04 | O'Sullivan Dam
Columbia Basin Project, Irrigation Division, Potholes Dam. Right rear view of contractors 24 cubic yard bottom dump Euclid. Note size of tires. Man in picture is six feet tall. Despite its size and weight, this piece of equipment has excellent floatation and traction.
Farm development-- inspecting a potato field
Columbia Basin Project, Irrigation Division. Moses Lake Development Farm 2 miles east of Moses Lake. Twelve hours after a 3/4 inch rain which fell between 5pm to 10pm September 16th, water was standing in alternate furrows in the low flat areas of the Netted Gem potato field. Eighteen days after the last irrigation, which gives indication of the slow rate of pemetration in this field. This shows the effect of compaction by tractor wheels in rows with water-Art Bauman left and J.L. Toevs right. H. Foss, cameraman. Taken for Land Development Section
Farm development--advancing end of irrigation pipe
Swanson, A. F.
Advancing end of 21 inch reinforced (Class A-50' head) concrete pipe on the Burbank Pump Laterals HP 1.1 Station 50+25. Note groove of pipe filled with mortar. This feature under construction by Mathews Brothers about 7 miles east of Pasco, Washington. Specifications R1-CB-13. A.F. Swanson, photographer
Farm development--application of concrete curing compound at Pasco
Swanson, A. F.
1947-03-15 | Columbia Point
View showing application of curing compound to newly placed 3-inch concrete lining on the Pasco Pump Lateral system which is under construction by J. A. Terteling and Sons, Inc. Specifications 1230, PPL Sta. 45+00, 10 to 15 miles northwest of Pasco, Washington
Farm development--applying heated asphalt
Swanson, A. F.
1947-07-19 | Columbia Point
View showing application of mixture of heated 60-70 penetration asphalt and diatomaceous earth to subgrade which ahs previously had two applications of headed RC-0 asphalt. This is an experimental prime membrane lining section on Pasco Pump Lateral System PPL Sta. 438+64 to 447+91.8. This feature under construction by J.A. Terteling and Sons, Inc., Specifications 1230.
Farm development--asphalt lining operations at Pasco Pump
Swanson, A. F.
1947-06-23 | Columbia Point
View looking downstream showing asphalt lining operations on 3-foot bottom lateral on Pasco Pump Lateral System, PP-1.8, Sta. 11+00. This feature under construction by J.A. Terteling and Sons, Inc., Specifications 1230
Farm development--cracked irrigation pipe
Swanson, A. F.
1948-11-09 | Columbia Point
Cracked 18"" irrigation pipe on Pasco Pump Laterals PP-6.0-0.5-1.3 Station 86+74.5-87+01.5 looking upstream. Pipe burst due to internal pressure when testing pipe line. Pipe laid in October, 1946. Tested October, 1948. A.F. Swanson, photographer
Farm development--diseased potato plant in potato field
Columbia Basin Project, Irrigation Division. Picture of diseased potato plant in potato field on Moses Lake Development Farm 2 miles east of Moses Lake. The disease is commonly referred to as Leaf Roll. The rolling of the leaves is often accompanied by a purple coloring of the stems, veins of the leaves, and the edges of the small terminal leaves. Under certain conditions this disease may spread very rapidly. No satisfactory control measures have been found. Potatoes in this field were planted June 27th. H. Foss, cameraman. Taken for Land Development Section
Farm development--farmer works a ditch around his field
Columbia Basin Project, Irrigation Division, Pasco Settlers. Robert McNulty, Unit 1, whose farm is first on the lateral distribution system, works on a ditch around his fields. Much of his acreage is irrigated by a wooden flume, part of which may be seen at upper left. H. Foss, photographer
Farm development--farmers help to install irrigation pipes
Columbia Basin Project, Irrigation Division, Pasco Settlers. At the M.E. Chefley farm, Unit 65, Mr. Cefley's father-in-law and son are helping to install 1200 feet of irrigation pipe. Here they have just completed pouring concrete for the turnout.
Farm development--head of main lateral
1950-04-28 | Columbia Point
Columbia Basin Project, Irrigation Division, Block 1, Pasco Pump Unit, Specs. 1230. Head of main lateral, at outlet of discharge pipe from Columbia River pumping plant, showing 8 ft. Parshall flume as measuring device. Discharge is approximately 55 o.f.s. H. E. Foss, photographer.
Farm development--lining Pasco Pump
Swanson, A. F.
1947-04-02 | Columbia Point
View showing equipment and placing of 1 1/2 inch thick pneumatically applied mortar lining on Pasco Pump lateral system PP-6.0-0.5 lateral vicinity sta. 4+00. This section is under construction 10 to 15 miles northwest of Pasco, Wash. By J.A. Tertling and Sons, Inc., specifications 1230,
Farm development--man lays 21 inch irrigation pipe
Swanson, A. F.
Laying 21 inch reinforced concrete pipe (Class A-50' head) on the burbank pump laterals EP 1.1 station 50+50. note placing of wire mesh reinforcement for band. This feature under construction by Mathews Brothers about 7 miles east of Pasco, Washington. Specifications R1-CB-13
Farm development--men laying pipe
1950-04-11 | Wheeler
Columbia Basin Project, Irrigation Division, 2nd Section, East Low Canal, Spec. 2603. Laying 24 inch diameter concrete pipe for lateral turnout at Ata. 1105+70. Pipe is laid first, and concrete structure built at later date. This work being done by J.A. Terteling and Sons under Specs. 2603, Schedule 2.
Farm development--men prepare pumps for installation
Three 200 h.p. pumps being cleaned and readied for installation in the Burbank Pump Plants. The three pumps will deliver 40 c.f.s. to the Burbank Interal through a 36"" discharge line with a lift of 100 feet. This feature under construction by Pfieffer and Hohner about 7 miles east of Pasco, Washington. Specifications R1-CB-16. H.E. Foss, photographer
Farm development--men survey a farm outside of Wheeler
Bauman, A. W.
1946-10-10 | Wheeler
Columbia Basin Project, Irrigation Division. Predevelopment Farm No. 1; located approx. 2 miles east of Moses Lake, Wash. Crew of Agricultural engineers taking topography in view of land leveling and laying out of irrigation distribution system. Farm covers 80 acres. Water supply well may be seen in distance, and the town of Wheeler may be seen in extreme left background. Men in picture are, left; M.W. Hoisveen, USBR Agriculture Eng.; center, B.W. Doran, USBR Agriculture Eng.; right, H.A. Sandwick, USBR Agriculture Eng. Photo taken for J.L. Toevs, chief of land development.
Farm development--motor grader excavating
Swanson, A. F.
View showing motor grader excavating and rough trimming for asphaltic lining on Pasco Pump Lateral System at PP-7.7 Sta. 13 (2c section). This feature under construction by J.A. Tertling and Sons, Inc., 12 to 15 miles northwest of Pasco, Washington, Specifications 1230.
Farm development--moving the sprinkler system
Columbia Basin Project, Irrigation Division. The operator of the Winchester development farm is shown moving a 4 inch wheel move sprinkler lateral through the use of a ratchet. The lateral is 720 feet in length and can be moved 60 feet in approximately 5 minutes. The wheels are spaced at 40 foot intervals. H.E. Foss, photographer.
Farm development--plowing Rye
Columbia Basin Project, Irrigation Division, Pasco Settlers. Ken Marvin, Unit 47, plows under a field of rye for green manure. The rye was planted last fall as a nurse crop only, and surprised him by growing beyond all expectations
Farm development--results of irrigation
Pomeroy, F. B.
1949-08-24 | Columbia Point
Main Lateral, Pasco Unit, showing agricultural development one year after the area began receiving water. Compare this photograph with a pre-irrigation picture taken from the same point. See photo 15429-3
Farm development--setting gate vales on pump
Setting one of three 16-inch gate valves on pump discharge pipes in the Burbank Pump Plant. This feature under construction about 7 miles east of Pascoe, Washington by Pfieffer and Hohner. Specifications R1-CB-16 H.E. Foss, photographer