SPECIALLY DESIGNED ELECTRIC FURNACE
Close up of specially designed electric furnace used by research scientists of the
United States Steel Corporation in creep test on steel specimens.
A unique feature of this furnace is that creep test readings may be made by a single microscope, as a result of placing reference marks on tiny platinum cubes embedded in fingers attached to either end of the specimen in such a manner that both come within the vision range of the microscope.
In addition, pinions alongside of the furnace make it possible to use a portable
Heretofore, two microscopes, one focused on either end of a specimen, were the
An electrical outlet is also available at each furnace for plugging in the
Original Caption by Science Service
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