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1933 - Donald R.Dohner, director of the art engineering department at Westinghouse, is building a model to a 1/80 scale of the entire Westinghouse exhibit, huge bladed rotor 13 feet in diameter, 18 feet long, and built mostly of wood, will be a feature of Westinghouse Electric's exhibit

STEAM TURBINE ROTOR

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Electric Transformers

ca. June 1933

World Fair visitors in the Electrical Building may gaze up at a spinning rotor of a steam turbine.

The huge bladed rotor 13 feet in diameter, 18 feet long, and built mostly of wood, will be a feature of Westinghouse Electric's exhibit.

Suspended by cables from the roof beams, it will be rotated by an electric motor connected to an end of the shaft.

The turbine rotor from which it is modeled is in every day service in northern New Jersey and is capable of delivering the equivalent of 100,000 horsepower. Donald R.Dohner, director of the art engineering department at Westinghouse, is building a model to a 1/80 scale of the entire Westinghouse exhibit.

He is shown suspending a miniature of the turbine rotor.

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