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1938, Light rays woven into odd patterns to demonstrate how they can be controlled at Nela Park General Electric Institute

WEAVING LIGHT

1997.3001.002 exhibition identification number

July 16, 1938

Light rays woven into odd patterns to demonstrate how they can be controlled at Nela Park General Electric Institute.

This photo shows how effectively the new light-control demonstrator illustrates its illuminating story. Note how lens, prism, reflector and mirror can be used to "steer" light rays in any direction desired.


Original Caption by Science Service
General Electric


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