University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (7)
1934 (1)

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Kaufmann & Fabry co. (4)
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[General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit
1. [General Electric exhibit displaying different types of lamps used throughout human history. Exhibit includes a stone lamp from ancient Babylonia; a crude saucer lamp from southern Europe; a bronze lamp from Rome; a Betty lamp used in colonial New England; a whale oil lamp likely used by an early Chicago family; Edison's first practical lamp; the "smallest lamp in the world," used for medical examination inside the human body; and the "largest lamp in the world," used for lighting airports, athletic fields, and in the motion picture industry.]
"A display of small apparatus which includes some new developments, such as the Thyratron speed control
2. "A display of small apparatus which includes some new developments, such as the Thyratron speed control for motors, quiet operating motor on sound isolating base, and gear motors, supplemented by models of large equipment represents the apparatus section of the General Electric Company in its exhibit at the Century of Progress."
"Circuit breakers, new and unusual types of motors, control devices, welding equipment, and electron
3. "Circuit breakers, new and unusual types of motors, control devices, welding equipment, and electron tube control are some of the products of the apparatus section of the General Electric on exhibit at the Century of Progress. Models of large apparatus are also used extensively."
"Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing
4. "Edward H. Sniffen, Asst. Vice-President of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, signing contract for renewal of the company's exhibit at the 1934 World's Fair. Shown with Mr. Sniffen are (left) Rufus C. Dawes, President of the Exposition, and Lenox R. Lohr, General Manager. The exhibit will occupy the same space in the Electrical Building as last year, with many new features introduced."

"Here is depicted in miniature the first Edison Central Station which was constructed in New York in
5. "Here is depicted in miniature the first Edison Central Station which was constructed in New York in 1882. This is shown as a part of the exhibit of the Electric Light and Power Industry on the second floor of the Electrical Building at the World's Fair."
"In a spacious section of the General Electric exhibit at a Century of Progress, new models of G.E. refrigerators
6. "In a spacious section of the General Electric exhibit at a Century of Progress, new models of G.E. refrigerators -- commercial and domestic -- water coolers, and the single unit apartment house kitchenette may be examined by World's Fair visitors."
"In this small auditorium in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress, visitors may learn
7. "In this small auditorium in the General Electric exhibit at A Century of Progress, visitors may learn what's new in electrical equipment for industrial applications."
"To the science of seeing -- electric lamps and new ideas in lighting -- this section of the General
8. "To the science of seeing -- electric lamps and new ideas in lighting -- this section of the General Electric exhibit at the Century of Progress is devoted."

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