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1948 - huge slices of metal, each weighting more than 43,000 pounds, will be part of a giant waterwheel generator when manufacture 

is completed at the East Pittsburgh plant of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation

POWER BY THE SLICE

CD 1963024 E&MP 21.004

Electric Generators

December 9, 1948

These huge slices of metal, each weighing more than 43,000 pounds, will be part of a giant waterwheel generator when manufacture is completed at the East Pittsburgh plant of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

The four slices will be coupled together to form a ring 30 feet in diameter and more than six feet high.

This ring will form the stator -- or stationary part -- of the generator.

The entire generator will weigh 860,000 pounds and will produce 28,000 kilowatts of electric power -- enough to serve the needs of some 56,000 homes.

Workmen are shown here fitting wire coils into the metal slices.

In the background other workmen are building two steam turbine generators capable of producing 117,646 kilowatts of electricity. 

also 21.023

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