Leffel Water Wheel & Engine Co.

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FirmennameLeffel Water Wheel & Engine Co.
OrtssitzSpringfield (Ohio)
Stra├čeLagonda Avenue
Art des UnternehmensMaschinenfabrik
Anmerkungen1874: "Jas. Leffel & Co.". 1886: "James Leffel & Co., Manufacturers of Leffel's improved double turbine water wheels and Bookwater steam engines". Die von ihm erfundene Wasserturbine wurde von seinem Schwiegersohn John W. Bookwalter verbessert. [Anzeigen (1894+1911)]: "James Leffel & Co.". [Katalog (1892)]: "James Leffel, Founders, Machinists & Engineers Builders von Steam Engines & Steel Boilers; Western Office: Springfield, Ohio; Eastern Office: 110 Liberty Street, New York City" (hier auch 1886). 1895/1945: "The James Leffel & Company". 1891: fast 30 Jahre im Gesch├Ąft. Vergl. um 1894 auch "W. C. Leffel Co.", die sich als Nachfolger obiger Firma bezeichnet.
Quellenangabenhttp://www.memoriallibrary.com/Trans/RRGaz/ADS/leffel.htm [Wiley: American iron trade manual (1874) 120] [Howe: Historical Collection Ohio (1888)] [Annual Labor Review (1918), Part 7]
Hinweise[www.vintagemachinery.org]: Werksabbildung




Unternehmensgeschichte

Zeit Ereignis
1838 James Leffel baut die erste Gie├čerei und und Maschinenfabrik, die in der Umgebung je gebaut wurde, in der West Main Street, gegen├╝ber der ersten Br├╝cke ├╝ber den Buck Creek oder den Lagonda.
1861/62 Gr├╝ndung




Produkte

Produkt ab Bem. bis Bem. Kommentar
Dampfkessel 1892 [Katalog (1892)] 1915 [Katalog (1915)] 1892: Steel boilers (stellt einen Flammrohr-Rauchrohr -Zweizugkessel dar). 1893: Return flue boilers; 1915: Standard Internally Fired Return Tubular or Scotch MARINE Portable Boiler, standard tubular, standard vertical
Dampfmaschinen 1886 Briefbogen 1915 [Katalog (1915)] 1886: "Bookwater Steam Engines" (stehende, an den stehenden Kessel montiert). 1892: Mit Gabelrahmen, fliegendem Schwungrad und oben schr├Ągliegendem Schieberkasten. 1893: "self contained side crank engines" f├╝r 8, 12, 16, 20 PS. 1915: Class A Standard Center Crank Throttling Engine, Class B Standard Center Crank Automatic Cut Off Engines
Francis-Sprialturbinen 1945 Werbeblatt "Leffel hydrualic turbines" 1945 Werbeblatt "Leffel hydrualic turbines"  
Lokomobilen 1892 [Katalog (1892)] 1915 [Katalog (1915)] sowohl nicht selbstfahrende; als auch ortsfeste, vertikale Kleindampfmaschinen, die direkt am stehenden Kessel montiert sind. 1915: Portable Horizontal Engine and Vertical Boiler (fahrbar und ortsfest, auch undertype). 1894: ortsfeste mit Zweizugkessel (Schornstein ├╝ber der Feuerung).
Wasserturbinen 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1945 Werbeblatt "Leffel hydrualic turbines" Vorgabe: Turbine wheels. 1893: "Old reliable Jes. Leffel Wheel" [Grain Dealers and Shippers Gazetteer]. Wirbt 1945 mit einem Wirkungsgrad von 94,57% als Weltrekord.




Personal

Zeit gesamt Arbeiter Angest. Lehrl. Kommentar
1874 160        
1888 66        
1918 200        




Firmen-Änderungen, Zusammenschüsse, Teilungen, Beteiligungen


Zeit = 1: Zeitpunkt unbekannt

Zeit Bezug Abfolge andere Firma Kommentar
1 Umbenennung danach W. C. Leffel Co. vor 1894




Allgemeines

ZEIT1918
THEMABeschreibung
TEXTAn international business is done by this large Springfield manufacturing plant. The most famous products of the company are turbine water wheels, steam engines, and boilers. Years of service and durability have made a reputation for Leffel machinery which cannot be surpassed by any other concern and which have made it virtually a standard for other concerns. Up-to-date methods, combined with a great degree of cooperation at the plant between officials and employes, have combined to form an important factor in the success of the concern. Established since 1861, the company has rapidly forged ahead in the industrial world until it has reached the commanding position it now occupies. More than 200 skilled workmen are given employment at the factory, which is doing a large share in the laudable work of keeping on the industrial map. Equipment of the plant throughout is of the most modern type to insure successful and rapid operation of the business. Transportation facilities are excellent for prompt delivery of orders to all parts of the United States and foreign countries. To handle orders from other countries, the company has arranged to use several telegraph codes, including Leffel's private, Lieber's standard, A. B. C. 4th and 5th edition Clausen-Thue, Lieber's five-letter American, and others. The cable address of the concern is "Leffel Springfield, Ohio". Orders may be placed over the Long Distance telephone by calling Main 59. Officials of the company need no introduction in the business world, locally or nationally, but it is always a pleasure to recommend these men to the support and cooperation of our many friends. James Leffel & Company is to Springfield what the N. C. R. is to Dayton.
QUELLE[Annual Labor Review (1918), Part VII]