Old Water Wheel, Lakeville NY

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Title

Old Water Wheel, Lakeville NY

Description

Postcard shows view of a decrepit water wheel, almost certainly located at the outlet of Conesus Lake where it becomes Conesus Creek. If so, then the photograph shows remnants of what had been a broom-handle factory operated by L.P. West, then upgraded by Henry Spencer during the 1880s to include manufacture of pumps, ladders, and farm gates. Spencer also added steam power so as to continue operations during times of low water flow. But by 1895 or 1896 the business had faded away but not, as the photo suggests, interest in its picturesque water wheel.

Publisher

F. M. Acker, Lakeville NY

Date

1913-07-30?

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Courtesy of Ken Cooper

Format

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Type

Postcard

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Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5 in.

Geolocation