World’s Largest Transformers
BIGGEST of their kind in the world, four gigantic single-phase transformers have been built by the General Electric Company for the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company. In the photograph at the right are seen the coil and core of one of these mighty units. They have an overall height of nearly twenty-four feet, a length of eight feet and a width of about twelve feet.
Four of the units were constructed, three to be used in one bank and the fourth for a spare. The total weight of each is 202,200 pounds, of which the oil weighs 79,000 pounds. Each has windings for 11,000 volts.
Standing in front of the transformer are, left to right: W. S. Moody, engineer; G. Faccioli, engineer; and C. C. Chesney, manager, all of the General Electric’s Pittsfield Works.