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Photograph of a waterfall. [This is the water fall, known as a weir, used with the water wheel and water race and the water from Spring Creek to work the flour mill. Jenny Pierson, 29/09/2011]. .................................................... Papers Past Nelson Evening Mail Volume XX, Issue 70 24 March 1886 Page 4 MESSRS REDWOOD BROTHERS' FLOUR MILL. (Marlborough Express.) ln the first class mill of Messers Redwood Brothers at Spring Creek, which we viewed recently, they have a splendid water power of the good old sort, and it is not neceesary even to contemplate steam or a turbine, During the past few years the proprietors have so greatly improved the picturesque stream, and have obtained such an unfailing fall, that their wheel uses 7360 sq. feet per minute, and gives 35 horse power to the machinery when working in the ordinary way, and is capable of providing double as much when absolutely necessary. This result has not been attained without expense and difficulty, as the massive and yet easily moved gates at the mouth of the lead and the solid concrete walls by the side of the mill race abundantly testify. As things now are, thanks somewhat to the operations of the River Board, the Spring Creek— a stream as beautiful as it is useful— is not affected by floods, and what we townspeople would call low water is unknown. ................................................................. Information from McCusker Negatives - General Collection Book 2 index book (see Notes). Redwood Photos. Redwoods Waterfall.
Redwood Photographs - Weir for Flour mill -McCusker General Photographs -Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc
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1966.049.0503

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