a website collaboration between Science Service and the Smithsonian Institution

1934 - image description(s) of the high-current generator

LIGHTNING [1934 REQUEST INDEX]

E&MP 72.017

Artificial Lightning

July 10, 1934

Correspondance:

Guy Bartlett, News Bureau
General Electric Company
Schenectady, New York

To illustrate the description of the high-current generator, please send glossy prints of the photographs checked below:

..X.. 754583 High-amperage generator in the Pittsfield Works high-voltage laboratory about to discharge. The group watching the discharge protecting their ears because of the ear-splitting report.

..X.. 754584 K. B. McEachron, chief of lightning research for General Electric, and his staff watching discharge from high-current generator at Pittsfield. Left to right - Kneeling: W. L. Lloyd and K. B. McEachron. Standing: J. L. Thomason, J. R. Sutherland, and G. D. Harding.

..X.. 754585 Close-up of high-current generator, showing cans, glass beaker and spoon before charge is released.

..X.. 754586 Close-up of shattered remains of glass beaker, punctured cans, and dented spoon following discharge.

..X.. 754587 Close-up of high-current charge of 200,000 amperes striking piece of heavy wire. The wire was completely vaporized.

..X.. 754588 Group of objects struck by 200,000-ampere discharge, showing effects produced.

ROBERT POTTER SCIENCE SERVICE
JUL 10 1934
____________________________
Name

Washington D. C.
_____________________________
Publication



Original Caption by Science Service
General Electric



National Museum of American History

Home

Search - Site Map - Subjects to Choose From - Numbering Format

Credits - Copyright - Comments