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Harold Steinmeyer and Bill May in the compressor room at Belden. Compressor equipment in the background is Ingersoll-Rand. During the spring and summer months, power for the compressors was provided by using Pelton Wheels (turbines) situated in nearby Fall Creek to generate electricity.
Harold Steinmeyer (left) and Bill May in the compressor room at Belden. Prior to the electrical power plant at Gilman, much of the electricity for the mine (compressors) was supplied by the use of Pelton wheels (turbines) powered by the water from Fall Creek at Belden.