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1941 - S.G. Hibben studies largest mercury vapor lamp of its type

REFRIGERATED 3000-WATT MERCURY VAPOR LAMP

CD 1964065 E&MP27.027

Electric Lighting

NOV 29 1941

Largest mercury vapor lamp of its type yet developed is here being studied in a refrigerator at the Westinghouse Lamp Division, Bloomfield, N.J., by S.G. Hibben, Director of Applied Lighting.

Westinghouse expects that the big lamp, which is 55 inches long, may be used to brighten the torch of the Statue of Liberty.

It was developed primarily, however, for high intensity lighting in industrial plants.

Winter cold and gales are simulated in this refrigerator to study the lamp. 


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