‘LIVING FLAME’ TEST
CD 1964011 E&MP25.069
Feb. 12, 1945
Experimenting with various types of illuminates to brighten the torch flame of the Statue of Liberty, Samuel G. Hibben, director of applied lighting for the Westinghouse Lamp Division, examines a 3,000-watt incandescent lamp inside an icosahedron, a 20-sided bell chamber in which illuminates are tested for light output and other characteristics.
Mr. Hibben, who is directing the first relighting project at Bedloe’s Island, N.Y. since 1931, seeks to simulate a brighter and hotter flame in the torch when peace comes in Europe or the Orient.