Steel paddle wheel with 6 pentagonal, 20"(L) x 14 1/4"(W) x 1/4"(Th), diamond plate steel paddles attached to a cast hub with a 4" circular notched hub. Surface rust coats the entire piece. 2 of the paddles appear to have been sitting in water for an extended period, resulting in heavy corrosion.
This wheel was salvaged from the power house of the former Rock Hill Printing and Finish Company facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Known as "The Bleachery" to locals, the facility was comprised of 6 buildings, the earliest dating back to 1925, and a reservoir. The power house, and items from it, are featured on Season 10, Episode 7, of the DIY Network Show, "Salvage Dawgs".
Weight: 225 lbs.
Item Measurements: 52(L) x 14.5(W) x 52(H)