Knight Foundry

Knight Foundry (HM6PI)

Location: Sutter Creek, CA 95685 Amador County
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N 38° 23.566', W 120° 48.088'

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Knight Foundry was established in 1873 to supply heavy equipment and repair facilities to the gold mines and timber industry of the Mother Lode. Samuel N. Knight developed a high speed, cast iron water wheel which was a forerunner of the Pelton Wheel design. Knight Wheels were used in some of the first hydroelectric plants in California, Utah, and Oregon.

This site is the last water powered foundry and machine shop in California. A 42 inch Knight Wheel drives the main line shaft, with smaller water motors powering other machines.
HM NumberHM6PI
Marker Number1007
Year Placed1992
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Carl W. Borch and Historic Knight & Co., LTD, October 24, 1992
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 1:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 692002 N 4251683
Decimal Degrees38.39276667, -120.80146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.566', W 120° 48.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 33.96" N, 120° 48' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 Eureka St, Sutter Creek CA 95685, US
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