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1943 - this power plant must work for 20 hours to store up enough chilled water for each stratosphere test in the chamber

STRATOSPHERE "GENERATORS"

CD 1963036 E&MP 21.021

Electric Generators

May 1943

This massive bank of machinery, including compressors, motors and condensers is required to generate stratosphere weather in a single York strato-chamber.

Equipment supplies the necessary chilled water to chamber to drop temperature to 70 degrees below zero in a few minutes.

This power plant must work for 20 hours to store up enough chilled water for each stratosphere test in the chamber. 

Original Caption by Science Service
York Ice Machinery Corporation



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