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Disney Engineers Unveil New Mobile Generator
Unit Operating safety and efficiency keynote design
Ralph Lawton

When a Walt Disney production unit goes shooting on location, supplying direct current for lighting equipment is a brand new mobile motor generator—product of Walt Disney Productions Engineering Department. The 300 kilowatt motor generator set and control unit were built by Westinghouse from a full-scale mockup constructed by Disney technicians.

The motor generator has been in actual operation at Disneys Studio for some time, and also has been rented to other studios for location work. It has been entered in the appropriate category for a Technical Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences for 1949.

Basically, the Disney design is said to improve previously existing apparatus in this field in mobility, flexibility, safety, sound-proofing, equipment protection, simplified operation, compactness and appearance.



Source type Magazine
Volume 31.2
Language en
Document type Feature
Media type text
Page count 3
Pages pp. 49,66-67


Id 4589
Availability Free
Inserted 2020-01-02