THE SCHENECTADY DIGITAL HISTORY ARCHIVE
a service of the Schenectady County Public Library


Works Welcomes You
General Electric
Home
Search Local History
Contact Us
SCPL Home

General Electric History: Schenectady Works Welcomes You! Page 17

[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 17 - 1x]

Foundries, Forge and Pattern Division: Buildings 57, 87, 93, 95, 99.

The Foundries, Forge & Pattern Division supplies castings for electrical equipment ranging from a few ounces to fifty tons in weight. Materials include gray iron, cast steels, bronze, aluminum, and brass... The Forge Shop forms special parts for large machines... The Pattern Shop has made and maintains over 75,000 patterns which are kept available for customer demand for castings.

[Pouring molten steel from 17 ton electric furnace - 1x | 4x]

[Group of men in one step of forging block of steel into large retaining ring using a 12,000 pound steam hammer - 1x | 4x]

[Fitting up parts to make pattern for high pressure steam turbine upper shell - 1x | 4x]

[Giant sand core being lowered into pit for baking in preparation for molding a turbine exhaust hood - 1x | 4x]

[One of the largest core boxes in use, showing finished core to be used in making mold for steel casting - 1x | 4x]

Works Welcomes You
General Electric
Home
Search Local History
Contact Us
SCPL Home

Updated 8/14/01
Valid HTML 4.01! Bobby Approved (v 3.2)
This page is Bobby approved and follows the guidelines of the Web Accessibility Initiative for use by the disabled