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no date - this technician is the modern counterpart of Jove; by pressing a button he can release a replica of Nature's lightning strokes

MODERN JOVE

E&MP 72.084

Artificial Lightning

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At the control panel of the new Westinghouse lightning surge generator in the company's transformer division at Sharon, Pa., this technician is the modern counterpart of Jove; by pressing a button he can release a replica of Nature's lightning strokes.

The special glass shield before his eyes enables him to watch the brilliant flash of hundreds of lightning strokes a day.

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Westinghouse



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