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1948 - demonstration streetlight housing for the electronic eye by Art Bjontegaard

ELECTRONIC EYE HOUSING

CD 1966019 E&MP27.103

Electric Lighting

November 7, 1948

The housing for the electronic "eye" which can see dusk or dawn approaching and turn on individual street lights is slipped into place on a model demonstration streetlight by Art Bjontegaard, General Electric Company streetlighting engineer at the G-E River works at Lynn, Mass.

The center transparent tube is the "brain" of the light -- it turns the light on automatically when the early shadows of dusk or the first rays of dawn approach.

The control unit, which is plugged into the top of a properly adapted street light, is small enough to fit neatly into the palm of a man's hand.  

1948 - demonstration streetlight housing for the electronic eye by Art Bjontegaard
[a closer look]


Original Caption by Science Service
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