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General Electric History: Schenectady Works Welcomes You! Page 26

[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.]

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Wire Manufacturing Division: Building 109

The Wire Division produces copper wire in various sizes and shapes ranging from that finer than the human hair up to 3/4 of an inch in diameter. The rate of speed at which this wire is drawn varies from 200 feet a minute to as fast as a mile per minute... Insulations, such as asbestos, glass, cotton, enamel, paper and acetate are applied in accordance with engineering specifications... The Schenectady plant has a capacity of producing 1,250,000 pounds of high quality wire per week with approximately 350 employees.

[Cleaning copper rod before processing into wire - 1x | 4x]

[Shaving and drawing copper rod - 1x | 4x]

[Applying formex insulation to rectangular copper wire - 1x | 4x]

[Gaging Formex insulated wire - 1x | 4x]

[Operating a fine wire insulating machine - 1x | 4x]

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