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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 29, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1915-10-29/ed-1/seq-8/

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SEARCHLIGHT TURNED AND DIRECTED FROM
DISTANCE BY MAN WHO CAN'T SEE THEM
One of the big advances in the
equipment of our up-to-date battle
ships is the introduction of apparatus
for "distant mechanical control" of
searchlights. In the old days the
men who handled the big reflectors
were targets for an enemy's sharp
shooters because of their exposed po
sitions. Now wires connect the
searchlights, poised high up on the
masts or towers, with a simple me
chanism in a sheltered part of. the
deck or even below decks. A simple
twist of the wrist enables an opera
tor to swing the searchlight this way
and that with as much accuracy as.
though be were stationed on the
searchlight platform."
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New York expert engaged to in
vestigate extent of damage done
through electrolysis caused by elec
tric current escaping from under
ground wires arid street car tracks,
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