Science: Mercury into Power

More successful and profitable than attempts to create gold from mercury is the actual creation of electricity at Hartford, Conn. The Hartford Electric Light Co. has been using a mercury-vapor turbine to run its generators since 1923. That turbine was shut down while last week a second was prepared for operation. William Le Roy Emmet of General Electric Co. invented and developed the machines. General Electric built them.

Steam, or water vapor, operates a piston or turbine by the fall in its temperature. The higher the vapor is heated, the greater the pressure...

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