METAL STRETCHES UNDER TEMPERATURES OF 1,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
June 16, 1938
P.G. McVetty, mechanical engineer, determines the amount of "creep"
in steel bars by peering through a micrometer microscope.
The metal stretches under temperatures of 1,000 Fahrenheit inside
this electric furnace in the Westinghouse laboratories.
Original Caption by Science Service
COMMENT: Family Revisited - 12.7.2001
What a fantastic site! My brother discovered it and under 019001 and
019003 was a picture of our
grandfather with his measurement of "creep" of metals furnace.
P.G. McVetty has been dead for 33 years and yet we can bring up his
picture, with name, on an invention of his that was acknowledged world-wide
at the time. Thanks for the history that this site of pictures gives
to the current generation of people and inventions that have moved
the world forward to where it is now.
Patricia McVetty, Ohio