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E&MP 72.086

Artificial Lightning

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Endless line of distribution transformers moving on conveyer from manufacturing aisle to lightning surge testing chamber.

At left is end-view of new lightning machine for putting Jupiter's bolts to work, showing large power transformer and rectifier tubes which can step up normal 220 volt power current to 1,000,000 volts to produce a steep lightning wave front of 1,500,000 volts per microsecond (millionth of a second).

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