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1938 - spectacular flashes of electricity

CIRCUIT BREAKER TESTING

E&MP 72.062

Artificial Lightning

June 21, 1938

The spectacular flashes of electricity which science can display on occasions is no "toy" without real usefulness.

The high voltage finds constant use in great electrical plants testing equipment before it is put into use. Here is a circuit breaker standing the shock of man-made lightning

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Original Caption by Science Service
Westinghouse



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