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1948 - second of two 100,000 kilowatt rated capacity turbine-generators

HUGE CASTING

CD 1963042 E&MP 21.030

Electric Generators

July 25, 1948

Dwarfed by a huge casting at the General Electric Company turbine plant here, a workman fits easily inside a bearing housing as he inspects the casting's machined surfaces.

When this casting has been assembled as a part of the completed turbine-generator set, the bearing will support one end of a whirling, 42-ton turbine rotor.

The set is second of two 100,000 kilowatt rated capacity turbine-generators built here for the Tidd Station of the Ohio Power Company, Brilliant, Ohio, of the American Gas and Electric Company's central system. 

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