Chicago, Illinois, 1889-1890; succeeded by the Latham firm.
Makers of water motors in Chicago, Illinois, 1889-1890; succeeded by the Latham firm.
The smallest water motors were used to run sewing machines, jigsaws, fans, and other similarly mechanized items. The larger water motors were recommended for operating coffee grinders, jeweler's and locksmith's lathes, grindstones, and church organs replacing the 'bellows boys' who pumped the earlier organs.
Since churches of the era did not pay taxes for public utilities, this supplied a free power source to operate the organ. William Barnes claimed this kept the devices in use for a while after electric blowers became common. -Ed.
There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Climax Water Motor.
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