Science: Coulee's Watts

The Colorado River's Boulder Dam has six giant generators which turn out 82.500 kilowatts each. Among hydroelectric turbine machines, these hold a record for power. But Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. pointed out last week that "records don't last long among water wheels." The company has started work on three generators rated at 108,000 kilowatts apiece.

These are for Washington's Grand Coulee, biggest engineering enterprise in history, and will get into action in 1941. They will weigh 960 tons each, measure 48.5 ft. across as against the Boulder Dam generators' 40 ft.


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