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    1944 metallurgy supercharger - photo

    1944 metallurgy supercharger. I'm not exactly sure what a metallurgy supercharger is. The full title on this photo from the Glenn Research Center is "PUBLICITY ON METALLURGY SUPERCHARGER, ETC." Original source is here: https://archive.org/details/C-1944-3811

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    I think that's a picture of an electron microscope. Here is an image of a very similar looking machine that's described as an electron microscope:

    https://www.amazon.com/Scientists-El.../dp/B00KEBP0XC

    What that has to do with a supercharger I have no idea...

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    This is an early transmission electron microscope. These microscopes permitted detailed examination if very thin metal specimens to determine their crystal structure, defects and to image dislocations etc.

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    That supercharger is probably something like the new Porsche Taycan Turbo. That would be the completely electric car that's branded as being a "turbo." i.e. BS that sounds good.

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    If you google "metallurgy supercharger" one of the links that comes up is this one of old NASA publicity photos:

    PUBLICITY ON METALLURGY SUPERCHARGER, ETC. - NASA Image eXchange Collection

    which looks like it could be part of a supercharger or turbocharger. The heading on the photo says: "PUBLICITY ON METALLURGY SUPERCHARGER, ETC." which makes me suspect that this and the photo above were possibly part of a set of publicity photos and that there was supposed to be a comma between METALLURGY and SUPERCHARGER.

    At least that's my guess. Could be completely wrong. But as they say "That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!"



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