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George Westinghouse (Westinghouse George)

( The American inventor, engineer and industrialist.)

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Biography George Westinghouse (Westinghouse George)
(1846-1914)
Born Oct. 6, 1846 in Central Bridge (pc. New York). During the Civil War he served in the Army and Navy northerners. Became known for his inventions in the field of rail. At that time, the braking system of trains has been arranged so that the wheel brakes had to begin to twist about a mile to the stop. Westinghouse built the first brakes, actuated by steam pressure, and in 1868 replaced the steam compressed air. Soon the Westinghouse air brake was installed on the passenger trains of all railroads. Another invention was the automatic air brake for heavy freight trains, . then - a new signaling system for railways, . method of damping crash cars at the beginning of the movement and its stop,
. Turning to other areas, Westinghouse has developed a safe means of transporting natural gas through pipes over long distances, improved electrical transformer. In 1893, Westinghouse grid covered the World Exhibition in Chicago, and in 1894 10 generators in its design have been installed on a new hydroelectric power of Niagara Falls.
Among other significant inventions Westinghouse - tram traction motor, an electric brake subway trains, providing quick and safe stop composition; electric locomotive; shock absorber for car. Total inventor has registered over 400 patents. In 1910, Westinghouse became the president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Westinghouse died in New York on March 12, 1914.


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