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San Francisco Bridge Company; New York Dredging Company. San Francisco Bridge Company - New Orleans Drainage Pumps - The Largest in America. 1898. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 19, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/1443/show/1429.

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San Francisco Bridge Company; New York Dredging Company. (1898). San Francisco Bridge Company - New Orleans Drainage Pumps - The Largest in America. Architectural Retail Catalog Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/1443/show/1429

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San Francisco Bridge Company; New York Dredging Company, San Francisco Bridge Company - New Orleans Drainage Pumps - The Largest in America, 1898, Architectural Retail Catalog Collection, Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 19, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/1443/show/1429.

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Title San Francisco Bridge Company
Alternative Title San Francisco Bridge Company: New York Dredging Company: civil engineers and contractors for railway and highway bridges, piers, docks, dredging and harbor improvement,flumes, dams, pipe lines, coal bunkers, structural iron and steel work: [prospectus].
Creator (LCNAF)
  • San Francisco Bridge Company
  • New York Dredging Company
Publisher Chasmar-Winchell Press
Date 1898
Description A 56-page booklet published in 1898 called “Civil Engineers and Contractors for Railway and Highway Bridges, Piers, Docks, Dredging and Harbor Improvement, Flumes, Dams, Pipe Lines, Coal Bunkers, Structural Iron and Steel Work” by the San Francisco Bridge Company and New York Dredging Company based out of its namesake company titles. Content includes texts and accompanying images on specific lighthouses, piers, bridges, canals, hydraulic dredges, irrigation canals, coal-handling plants, ports, and flumes.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Bridges
  • Dredges
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • civil engineers
  • dams
  • engineering
  • ports
  • canals
  • piers
  • bridges
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • San Francisco Bridge Company
  • New York Dredging Company
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
  • catalogs (documents)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
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Original Item Location TG157 .S35 1898
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b5707192~S11
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Catalog Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Title New Orleans Drainage Pumps - The Largest in America
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Transcript New Orleans Drainage Pumps—The Largest in America On March 2, 1896, the New York Dredging Co. contracted with the New Orleans Levee Board to construct a drainage pumping station at Florida Walk and Jourdan Avenue, in that city, for the purpose of lifting the storm and seepage water from a wide area of marshy land and discharging the same over the boundary levee into waters tributary to Lake Borne. The design offered by the above company contemplated two centrifugal pumps, each to be capable of lifting 150 cubic feet of water per second through a height of 12 feet, or to lift a proportionate amount, measured in horsepower, to a maximum height of 17 feet. When it is considered that the entire discharge of the Chicago drainage canal is at present to be 300 cubic feet per second, it will be seen that these two pumps together throw a volume of water equal to said canal discharge, and lift the same through 12 vertical feet. Furthermore, the guaranteed efficiency of each pump is 65 per cent., which was successfully attained on trial And as the pumps are operated by economical triple expansion vertical engines, the plant as it stands represents the largest and most economical pumping of large quantities of water through similar lifts that the world has yet seen. Reduced to coal consumption the plant continuously operates at the rate of 1.65 pounds of the best bituminous coal for each horse-power of net water lift. The pump dimensions, as shown in perspective on the opposite page, are as follows: Diameter of each suction entrance, 37 inches; diameter of discharge, 52 inches; diameter of case, 14 feet; width of pump over elbows, 13 feet. During trial run one of these pumps actually delivered 207 cubic feet per second on a somewhat lower lift than called for in the contract. Attention is drawn to the desirability of similar plants for large drainage and irrigation works, for the drainage of dry docks, for the re-pumping of city sewage to gain grade, and for any other purpose where large volumes of liquid are to be handled containing more or less accidental foreign matter wThich would destroy the interior of any other class of pumps. Within the limits of water lift from 1 foot to 60 feet, centrifugal pumps are the most economical form for handling water known to engineering science, but each condition of quantity, lift and power should require a special design of pump, not only in size, but also in the form and arrangement of impeller and water passages. 44