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Home > Utah > Tooele vicinity > International Smelting & Refining Company, Tooele Smelter, Powerhouse, State Route 178, Tooele, Tooele County, UT



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B&W Photos
General View From Southwest.
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General View From Southwest.
Close Up Of Nordberg Steam Engine Showing Crank End Off Engine And Eccentrics.
HB1125024
Close Up Of Nordberg Steam Engine Showing Crank End Off Engine And Eccentrics.
View From Left Central Portion Of Building Looking East Showing Nordberg Steam Engine And Westinghouse Dc Generator.
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View From Left Central Portion Of Building Looking East Showing Nordberg Steam Engine And Westinghouse Dc Generator.
View Showing Cylinder End Of Two, Cylinder, Compound Corliss Steam Engine With Tandem Air Compressor.
HB1125026
View Showing Cylinder End Of Two, Cylinder, Compound Corliss Steam Engine With Tandem Air Compressor.
Close Up View Showing Side Of Ut-20a-4.
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Close Up View Showing Side Of Ut-20a-4.
View Of Two Cylinder Tandem Compound Corliss Engine.
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View Of Two Cylinder Tandem Compound Corliss Engine.
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Location
State Route 178, Tooele vicinity, UT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER UT-20-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-10).
Building/structure dates: 1914 initial construction
Significance: Included in the construction of the International Smelting and Refining Company's Tooele Smelter was its own powerhouse. Except for minor modifications, the power plant remained the same up until the day of the smelter shut down in January of 1972. Nearly all other of the major equipment was in operable condition at this time and only three of the major original engines were gone. The two marine engines (E-3 & E-4) in the center of the building were removed in 1927 when more compressed air was needed...

Subjects
Metallurgical Industry
Engineering
Powerhouses


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General view from Southwest.
2. Close up of Nordberg Steam Engine showing crank end off engine and eccentrics.
3. View from left central portion of building looking east showing Nordberg Steam Engine and Westinghouse DC generator.
4. View showing cylinder end of two, cylinder, compound Corliss steam engine with tandem air compressor.
5. Close up view showing side of UT-20A-4.
6. View of two cylinder tandem compound Corliss engine.
7. C. 1920 view of Tooele smelter. photocopied from Tooele Smelter files.


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