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Emmet Mercury Boiler Records
Creators:
Hartford Electric Light Company.
Foster Wheeler Corporation
Stone and Webster.
General Electric Company
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Dates:
1920 - 1961
Size:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0968
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Emmet Mercury Boiler Records contains information about General Electric Company and Hartford Electric Light Company's development, installation, and use of William Le Roy Emmet's mercury boiler units. The mercury boiler units used mercury fluid along with steam power to improve cycle efficiency in converting coal or oil to electric power. The collection contains articles, news clippings, reports, instruction manuals, log books, data sheets, photographs, and drawings related to the experimental unit installed at Dutch Point, Connecticut, and the first commercial use of a mercury boiler at the South Meadow Station in Hartford, Connecticut.