hello everyone tonight

Well to the job at hand----

let us deal alittle with the shape of the pitman itself, it slowly tapers from bottom to top, with a nice chamfering of its edges--it retains its rectangular appearance though and slowly comes to an abrupt end at the predetermined length which probably is transferred from the old worn one or if it is a completely new reconstruction, calculations will have to be made to ensure that the complete travel of the pitman in its up and down stroke fits the new elevations of the turbine box and the guide block that is located just underneath the vertical blade--this section will be discussed at length--

for now we will just say that the pitman's upper end will need to be fitted with a heavy bronze bearing in such a way that it also be able to withstand the tremendous jerking and yanking of the rotation of the turbine plus the cutting action of the blade on the down stroke

enjoy NH