George Westinghouse


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Noun1.George Westinghouse - United States inventor and manufacturer (1846-1914)George Westinghouse - United States inventor and manufacturer (1846-1914)
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The national launch of Humanity Rising followed a successful pilot of its model at George Westinghouse College Prep in East Garfield Park, Illinois where the students created a "Culture of Kindness Club" at their school.
Called the "war of the currents," this was the contest between Thomas Edison and his followers promoting direct current (DC), and George Westinghouse (along with Nikola Tesla) promoting alternating current (AC).
Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla is the amazing true-life biography of inventor extraordinaire Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), a friend of Mark Twain and George Westinghouse, and a rival of Thomas Edison.
Since George Westinghouse founded the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1889, the world's electric grid has operated on AC power.
Reis is a historian at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, Pa, and former executive director of the George Westinghouse Museum, Wilmerding, Pa.
He might have made his fortune there, too, had he been a bit more worldly, but he must settle for making fortunes for others, people such as Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and John Pierpont Morgan.
As an electrical engineer, Franz dared to break with established professionals in the field such as George Westinghouse and experiment with untested means of producing electricity; as an architect, Franz designed and built two notable cultural buildings in the Berkshires that are still in use today.
At the time, George Westinghouse was selling residents of Manhattan alternating current electricity as a cheaper alternative to Edison's direct current power.
To make sure that the world would benefit from alternating current, Tesla tore up a contract with George Westinghouse that would have bankrupted Westinghouse by requiring a small payment to Tesla for each horsepower generated by Tesla's system.
Engineer George Westinghouse came to the rescue and financed the modernisation which cost around pounds 300,000.
Grady, George Westinghouse and Harry Van Ardsdale high schools in Brooklyn.

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