In this lesson we will learn about two famous innovators, nikola tesla and george westinghouse we will explore their life, achievements, and see. In november and december of 1887, nikola tesla, a serbian engineer, filed for seven us patents in the field of polyphase ac motors and power transmission. The westinghouse collection preserves the legacy of george westinghouse & shows the impact his industrial innovations have made on the world.
He is best known as the inventor of the westinghouse railway air brake and founder of the westinghouse electric company he was born george westinghouse. George westinghouse, jr (october 6, 1846 – march 12, 1914) was an american entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a. Born in 1846, george westinghouse was raised in central new york state where his father owned a farm equipment manufacturing factory he served in the. Science quotes by george westinghouse (4 quotes) if someday they say of me that in my work i have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my .
During the last part of the 19th century, george westinghouse had made his fortune though his invention, the railroad air brake now a wealthy. George westinghouse, the son of a machine shop owner, would go through the fires of war to become one of the world's most important. Nikola tesla was very much a working partner with george westinghouse in defeating thomas edison in the war of currents. The role of george westinghouse: american inventor and industrialist in the history of the united states of america.
Westinghouse: most think it's the name of a company but the name, with george attached ought to loom as large as that of edison or any other inventor. Genealogy for george westinghouse, jr (1846 - 1914) family tree on geni, with over 185 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. If you've ever lived in pittsburgh, you've probably heard of george westinghouse pittsburgh is home to the george westinghouse bridge, westinghouse park.
George westinghouse was an american inventor of the 19th century in this lesson, we'll examine his inventions and see what impact they had on. No single technological advance meant more for a maturing railroad industry than the invention of the air brake by george westinghouse it was the air brake. The biography of george westinghouse is rich in drama and in breadth, a story of power, city building, and applying the golden rule in business his story. We remember george westinghouse as the father of alternating current, and for his 'war of the currents' with thomas edison, who was a.
Our history pages are thick with mellons, but it was george westinghouse who changed the course of the country by william s dietrich iii // spring/summer. George westinghouse revolutionized the transportation industry with his invention of the railroad air brake westinghouse alternating current electricity made the. George westinghouse, a spunky teenager with a head full of ideas, seized opportunity after opportunity to make technology better, faster and more efficient.