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1947 - dwarfed by this giant synchronous generator, equal in size to any of its kind ever built by General Electric, a worker is making adjustments to the machine's bearings

MAN AND MACHINE

CD 1963025 E&MP 21.005

Electric Generators

May 12, 1947

A man and a machine. Dwarfed by this giant synchronous generator, equal in size to any of its kind ever built by General Electric, a worker is making adjustments to the machine's bearings.

At 5,000 kw, the machine will generate enough electricity to light about 100,000 50-watt bulbs.

Built in two sections to facilitate its transportation by rail, the mammoth generator has a stator frame 20 feet in diameter and a 43-ton-rotor with a diameter of 176 inches.

Original Caption by Science Service
General Electric



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