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about 1938-39 - Dr. Joseph Slepian (left), and Dr. Thomas E. Browne, Jr. with the apparatus they used to reveal the bubble dances of electric arcs

MOVIES OF ARCS

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Electric Arcs

about 1938-39

Shown here with the apparatus they used to reveal the "bubble dances" of electric arcs, are Dr. Joseph Slepian (left), associate director of the Research Laboratories, and Dr. Thomas E. Browne, Jr., research engineer, Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.

Their research was undertaken to find more efficient means to quench electric arcs in large oil circuit breakers or switches. 





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Westinghouse



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