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1959 Press Photo Lifting a steam turbine generator at Houston Light and Power Co

AdID: 3937688

Availability: In stock

Part Number: hca02917

Height: 10.25

Width: 8

Source: Houston Chronicle


This is an original press photo. Houston Light and Power Company, Houston
Lifting Half a Million Pounds-Raising a 500,000-pound object 35 feet and inching it into position is one of the jobs of engineers building a new 220,000 kilowatt steam turbine generator for Houston Lighting and Power Company. The object is a generator stator which arrived this week on a special 24-wheel flatcar. It had to be unloaded from the flatcar onto a giant jacking frame. Four 100-ton air jacks which lift the weight have to be co-ordinated so closely that the massive equipment will not tip more than one degree. It will take about 15 days to get the stator into position at the light company's T.H. Wharton plant north of Houston. Reportedly the stator is the heaviest single shipment ever made from the West Allis, Wis; plant of Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co.Photo measures 8 x 10.25 inches. Photo is dated 12-16-1959.


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Date of Creation 1959
Size Medium (Up to 10)
Photo Dimensions (in.) 8 x 10.25
SKU hca02917