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1942 - explosive force of 1,500,000 kilowatts mightiest in the world

1,500,000 KILOWATTS

CD 1966041 E&MP29.004

Electric Machinery

January 31, 1942

The explosive force of 1,500,000 kilowatts of electric power is shown here at a demonstration of the Westinghouse high power laboratory, the mightiest in the world.

Three copper cables, sandwiched between six-inch timbers bound with heavy rope, were pulled apart by the magnetic force of the electricity, equal to the pull of 200 horses.  


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Westinghouse



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