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
Washington D. C.