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HIGH RESOLUTION EXHIBIT PICTURES

a selection of the images exhibited at the International Center of Photography and the National Museum of American History 

From the late 1920's, Science Service news syndicate sent out thousands of photographs showing the activities of scientists. This virtual exhibit highlights some of these photographs.

1937 - hand-finishing the collector rings of a special 150,000 ampere unipolar generator

WORKMANSHIP

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1937

A skilled workman hand-finishing the collector rings of a special 150,000 ampere unipolar generator, built in Westinghouse Electric shops.

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TAKES COPPER’S JOB:
Because of its ability to resist wear, withstand great amounts of heat and carry heavy electrical loads without softening. Cupaloy was used for the current collecting rings on this generator rotor which delivers a current of 150,000 amperes.
 


Original Caption by Science Service
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