Sea Island Cotton
Update December 19th 2007
1st Tour Since Renovation
Plum Orchard Short History
Nearing the End Oct. 25, 2007
Update September 28th 2007
Update August 14th 2007
Update August 7th 2007
Overview of Plum Orchard
Plum Orchard Page 1
1st Story Floor West Side
1st Story Floor East Side
2nd Story Floor West Side
2nd Story Floor East Side
The Kohler Connection
A/C -- 19th Century
|As part of the work on Plum Orchard, an emergency generator is being installed. Jack Bryant (R&L Enterprises) starts preparing the Kohler generator for service.||Meanwhile, in the basement of the mansion there rests a small engine on a platform. The name on the radiator is Kohler. In the background are the massive transfer switches for the new generator.||This is what the new transfer switches look like.|
|The older model sits and waits.||Apparently, this generator was installed during the
electrification of the mansion around 1899 when Dungeness was
electrified by General Electric.
At that time, there was a big fight between General Electric (DC
current) and Westinghouse (AC current). General Electric was the
contractor for electrifying all the mansions of the Carnegies.
The house was converted over to AC when power from the mainland was made available to the Island.
|On the generator part, the tag reads (as best I can
Volts 115 DC
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