POWER BY THE SLICE
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
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.
Original Caption by Science Service