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1941 - electricity for an aluminum plant from Grand Coulee Dam generator

POWER FOR DEFENSE

CD 2055085 E&MP10.003

Dynamos

JUL 30 A.M. 1941

Electricity for an aluminum plant in Vancouver, Wash., will start flowing from this big Grand Coulee Dam generator in August.

Built by Westinghouse, the machine will produce 108,000 kilowatts, enough to light more than a million 100-watt lamps.

Columbia River water will turn 150,000-horse-power turbine which drives generator. 


Original Caption by Science Service
Westinghouse



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