Westinghouse George

West·ing·house

 (wĕs′tĭng-hous′), George 1846-1914.
American engineer and manufacturer who invented the railroad air brake (1869) and developed a practical method for transmitting electric power. He founded the Westinghouse Electric Company in 1886.
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West·ing·house

(wĕs′tĭng-hous′), George 1846-1914.
American engineer and manufacturer who introduced the high-voltage alternating current system for the transmission of electricity in the United States. A prolific inventor, Westinghouse received 361 patents in his lifetime, including the air brake, automated train-switching signals, and devices for the transmission of natural gas. His inventions made an important contribution to the growth of railroads.
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