100591 | UNITED STATES. World Power Conference bronze Plaque.

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    100591 | UNITED STATES. World Power Conference bronze Plaque. Issued 1936. Commemorating the 3rd World Power Conference in Washington, D.C., from 7-12 September (114x83mm, 12h). By R. Chambellan.


    WORLD POWER CONFERENCE / TURBO-GENERATOR – CAPACITY 160,000 K•W• 1936 CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPANY OF NEW YORK INC, perspective view of the turbo generator; cityscape of New York in the background / Façade of the Edison Central Station; wreath to left, tree to right; in two lines in exergue, FIRST EDISON CENTRAL STATION – 1882 / 6 GENERATORS – TOTAL CAPACITY 1200 H•P•. Edge: Plain.


    Choice Mint State. Attractive yellow-bronze surfaces, with a charming matte nature. Very rare and interesting.


    The 3rd World Power Conference was held in Washington, D.C., from 7-12 September 1936, and concurrent with the 2nd Congress on Large Dams. Delegates from numerous nations were on hand to hear presentations on the state of energy in the world. Of note in relation to this plaque, Floyd L. Carlisle, chairman of the board of the Consolidated Edison Company of New York (ConEd), spoke on 10 September representing the electrical manufacturing group. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt spoke and, during his speech, pressed a button to activate the flow of water–and subsequently, the generation of electricity–through Boulder (now Hoover) Dam.


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