What Is a Clear View Screen?


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A clear-view screen is a rotating glass disk mounted to a window. It is designed to keep the area clear of any rain, snow or seawater and other harsh environmental conditions.

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Developed in the mid 1930s, clear-view screens are most commonly used on boats and ships and are also seen on trains and locomotives that have to operate in extreme weather conditions. The centrifugal force from the spinning motor quickly clears any debris from the screen. These special window installations rotate at speeds of up to 1500 rpm. The screens are sometimes supplied with heating elements to keep away frost and ice.

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