Westinghouse is yet another of the
original stalwart titans of companies that helped build America to her state of
greatness, but is now mostly a footnote in the historical notes of the many companies
which over the past few decades have bought out portions of the business. Founded
in the late 1800s by
George Westinghouse as a locomotive air brake manufacturer, the company added
other markets including, notably, electric power generation and distribution. Emerging
as the winner in the famous "War of the Currents"
fought between Westinghouse and Thomas Edison secured George's place in history.
Westinghouse also got into the commercial, military, and domestic electronics and
appliance markets. I worked at the Westinghouse Oceanic Division in Annapolis, Maryland,
from 1982 through 1986 and though it was a great company to work for. This advertisement
for "Westinghouse Directional Equipment;" i.e., antennas, appeared in a 1945 issue
of Radio News magazine.
Westinghouse Directional Equipment
Here's the Heart of Directional Antenna
In these dependable tower tuning and matching components lies the heart of directional
broadcasting. They help give Westinghouse phasing and matching equipment the high
efficiency, reliability and easy adjustment that meet today's needs.
These qualities stem from many features of Westinghouse phasing equipment. High
Q inductors, low-loss capacitors and effective circuit design establish the high
efficiency. Reliability is assured by using all components well within their ratings.
Operation has been simplified. Current division and phasing adjustment can be
made while in operation. Phase adjustments can be made by a single control for each
tower. The current fed to each tower can be adjusted by a single control without
affecting its phase position.
Westinghouse - working with your consulting engineer - offers its wide facilities
in installing complete directional equipment for every type of coverage from simple
cardioid patterns (above) to more complex, intricate ones. Your nearest Westinghouse
office will give you full information. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, P. O.
Box 868, Pittsburgh 30, Pa. J-08109
Westinghouse tower tuning and matching components shown above are a variable,
gas-filled capacitor (top, left) and a continuously adjustable inductor (below,
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Posted July 21, 2021