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George westinghouse, jr, was the son of a man who made farm machinery in new york today george is known for being one of the most industrious inventors that ever lived he helped continue the industrial revolution with his determined attitude towards resolving social and commercial difficulties. George westinghouse quite the same wikipedia george westinghouse was born in 1846 in central bridge, new york, the son of emeline (vedder) and george westinghouse ^ marc seifer, wizard: the life and times of nikola tesla, page 1713 ^ john w klooster, icons of invention: the. But george westinghouse was a giant among inventors, and if there's any one person who's responsible for by the age of 13, westinghouse was working in his father's shop, helping to trains played a large role in his personal life as well he met his wife on one he sat next to the future. George westinghouse was born october 6, 1846 in central bridge, new york after serving in the union army and navy, westinghouse patented several devices, particularly for railroads he would eventually start the westinghouse electric & manufacturing company to improve ac power.
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George westinghouse was born on october 6, 1846 in new york he worked in hisfather's factory, where he learned about gears, pistons, and cams as business returned to normal following the civil war, westinghouse was oneof the few men who became appalled at the lack of safety on the world's. Check out the top 5 george westinghouse inventions in this article from howstuffworkscom george westinghouse was an inventor and engineer who held more than 300 patents over the course of his life he both created new technologies and refined existing ones. George westinghouses' father in the early part of the nineteenth century moved from vermont to ohio and settled at central bridge, new york, as a farmer spending much of his later life in public service, westinghouse showed signs of a heart ailment by 1913 and was ordered to rest by doctors. George westinghouse (1846-1914) became famous as the inventor of the railroad air brake he later excelled as a businessman through his westinghouse electric company, which became a world leader in providing electrical power and appliances he lost his business in a financial downturn and died.
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