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1931 - lightning striking model of New York City during experiments

LIGHTNING STRIKE MODELING

E&MP 72.025

Artificial Lightning

June 18, 1931

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478646

5,000,000-VOLT BOLT OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTNING STRIKING MODEL OF NEW YORK CITY DURING EXPERIMENTS TO ESTABLISH THE PROTECTION OFFERED BY THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING TO SURROUNDING STRUCTURES FROM DIRECT STROKES OF LIGHTNING. THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS PRODUCED IN THE HIGH-VOLTAGE ENGINEERING LABORATORY AT THE PITTSFIELD WORKS OF THE GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. E347 6-18-31

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1931 Guy Bartlett, News Bureau
General Electric Company
Schenectady, New York

To illustrate the description of the Empire State Building as a lightning rod, please send a glossy print of Photo 478646, showing.

A model of the Empire State Building repeatedly intercepts bolts of 5,000,000-volt artificial lightning in the high-voltage laboratory of the General Electric Company at Pittsfield, affording protection to the lower buildings in the neighborhood.

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#754588 FILING NO.5600 E347

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