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1945 - Miss Liberty, whose floodlights have been extinguished since Pearl Harbor, will be relighted as a victory signal when either Germany or Japan capitulates

MISS LIBERTY

CD 1966025 E&MP27.111

Electric Lighting

April 9, 1945

Robing her in floodlights equivalent to 2,500 times full moonlight, and brightening her torch flame, electricians working under the guidance of the Westinghouse Lamp Division have added new radiance to the Statue of Liberty.

This drawing shows the arrangement of the exterior lighting system, modernized by the addition of 16 special mercury vapor floodlight projectors and reconditioning of the 96 incandescent floodlights. A combination of mercury vapor lamps and incandescent bulbs will brighten the torch.

Miss Liberty, whose floodlights have been extinguished since Pearl Harbor, will be relighted as a victory signal when either Germany or Japan capitulates.

information on drawing:
A (enlargement of STAR PARAPET) Indicates battery of floodlight projectors in each of the star parapet points, eight 1000-watt incandescent floodlights in each of the ten points; 16 1000-watt incandescent lamps in eleventh point underneath face. Eight 4--watt mercury vapor lamps in each of two points facing Battery Park.

B Pedestal balcony

C (enlargement of STAR PARAPET) Copper Base - sixteen 200-watt incandescent floodlight lamps mounted in copper base, shooting beams upward.

D Torch Balcony

E (enlargement of STAR PARAPET) Torch Flame - thirteen 1000-watt, one 250-watt, incandescent lamps and six 400-watt mercury vapor lamps clustered inside flame-colored glass wall of torch


WESTINGHOUSE LIGHTING INSTITUTE
SEVENTH FLOOR
GRAND CENTRAL PALACE
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.  


Original Caption by Science Service
Westinghouse



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