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no date - 12,500,000 kilowatts at 5,000,000 volts--the most powerful ever made by man

FIVE MILLION VOLTS

E&MP 72.047

Artificial Lightning

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Artificial lightning of 12,500,000 kilowatts at 5,000,000 volts--the most powerful ever made by man--shatters an elm log in the General Electric high-voltage laboratory at Pittsfield before an interested group of magazine editors.

The current generated by this one stroke of lightning would, if continued for an hour, cost more than half a million dollars.

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