Kaplan Turbine

1929

One of the first three Kaplan-type hydraulic turbines in the United States

This Kaplan turbine is one of the first three machines to be put into service in the United States. Named for its Austrian inventor, Viktor Kaplan (1876-1934), the turbine was an outstanding innovation, operating with a high, nearly constant efficiency over a wide load range. The machine was built by S. Morgan Smith Company of York, Pennsylvania.

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For More Information:

Metropolitan Edison Power Co.
P.O. Box 16001
Reading, PA 19640-0001

Owner: York Haven Hydroelectric Station

Visiting Info:

By appointment only

Ceremony Notes:

October 1980