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General Electric History: Schenectady Works Welcomes You! Pages 18 and 19

[Schenectady Works Welcomes You! is a tourist booklet published by General Electric in 1949. Full size images of each page are reproduced here, and the photographs are available individually at original and enlarged sizes.]

[Full page view of page 18 - 1x]

[Full page view of page 19 - 1x]

Turbine Division: Buildings 49, 60 & 273

To help meet the great demand for more power, construction of a giant new turbine plant was begun here in our Schenectady Works early in 1947. When in full operation some time in 1950, this plant will be the world's largest turbine manufacturing facility. It will produce turbine-generators ranging in size from 20,000 kilowatts to 200,000 kilowatts.

[Partial view of the new Turbine Building, which covers approximately 20 acres; will soon be in full operation. Front-left end portion is the stainless steel enclosed office building - 1x | 4x]

[Generator - Stator being machined in this specially designed vertical boring mill - 1x | 4x]

[Turbine casing being machined on large boring mill - 1x | 4x]

[After 50 to 60 operations and numerous inspections, this Turbine Rotor is nearing completion. The Turbine Rotor is part of the Turbine generator set - 1x | 4x]

[Assembling copper coils in generator field rotor, this large revolving magnet converts mechanical energy to electrical energy - 1x | 4x]

[This huge slotting machine cuts large quantities of metal from solid generator rotor forgings. The copper coils are placed in these slots - 1x | 4x]

[Turbine Generator unit being assembled and Turbine rotor checked for clearance prior to test and shipment - 1x | 4x]

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