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1942 - Newton Foster, chemist at the Westinghouse Research Laboratories, is shown with the nine-in-one stove he and research chemist Emerson Venable devised to aid in the scientific search for better electric insulation

"NINE IN ONE" STOVE SPEEDS SEARCH FOR BETTER INSULATION

CD 1963050 E&MP 23.002

Electric Insulating and Insulators

Tuesday, December 8, 1942

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Newton Foster, chemist at the Westinghouse Research Laboratories, is shown above with the "nine in one" stove he and research chemist Emerson Venable devised to aid in the scientific search for better electric insulation materials.

The stove is an iron bar, heated at one end and cooled at the other. Holes drilled into the bar at equal intervals are always an equal number of degrees apart in temperature. The Westinghouse chemists cook insulation tougheners in test tubes in this stove to determine the temperatures at which insulation is weakened and made brittle.

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