Wednesday, January 27, 2010

History Card: George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse
(1846-1914)

George Westinghouse is a name most people recognize for the appliances that carry his name. Westinghouse was an entrepreneur and inventor who was responsible for air brakes on trains. This made train travel faster and much safer. He later went on to champion Nicola Tesla's alternating current, laying the foundation for the electrical network that we enjoy today.

You can read more about Westinghouse here.

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