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George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse, Jr (1846-1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry. Westinghouse was one of Thomas Edison's main rivals in the early implementation of the American electricity system. Westinghouse's system ultimately prevailed over Edison's insistence on direct current. In 1911, Westinghouse received the AIEE's Edison Medal "For meritorious achievement in connection with the development of the alternating current system." (from wikipedia.org)

Westinghouse

This is a documentary about the life and times of George Westinghouse, his companies, legacy, personality, partnership with Nikola Tesla, and conflict with Thomas Edison.


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George Westinghouse - wikipedia
George Westinghouse, Jr (1846-1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry.
Nikola Tesla
This is a collection of e-books, documentary films and web documents about Nikola Tesla who invented the modern alternating current (AC) power system.
Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity
This is a three part BBC documentary series presented by Jim Al-Khalili, telling the story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity.

e-Books
A Life of George Westinghouse
Author: Henry G. Prout; American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Subject: George Westinghouse, 1846-1914. Publisher: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
George Westinghouse; his life and achievements
Author: Francis E. Leupp, 1849-1918. Subject: George Westinghouse, 1846-1914. Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and company. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Inventive Wizard George Westinghouse
Author: I. E. Levine. Subject: George Westinghouse, 1846-1914. Publisher: JULIAN MESSNER, INC. Book contributor: Universal Digital Library.