- George,1846–1914, U.S. inventor and manufacturer.
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What if we lose companies like Boeing, GE, Westinghouse, and IBM, as employers in the U.S.?The U.S. Is Busy Building Supercomputers, but Needs Someone to Run Them
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Their names still rumble with authority: Carnegie, Mellon, Frick, Westinghouse, Heinz and Schwab.5 Things to Watch for at the G-20
Steven R. Weisman
September 23, 2009
The type "C" series of batteries is the Westinghouse standard.The Automobile Storage Battery
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There came a crash in Westinghouse stocks, and their price melted.
This was the Westinghouse deal, of which the papers were full at the time.
Westinghouse did have one, after all, and the Russians still have one.That Sweet Little Old Lady
Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
In 1868, Westinghouse made his epochal invention, the railway air-brake.Invention
Bradley A. Fiske
- American engineer and manufacturer who introduced the high-voltage alternating current system for the transmission of electricity in the United States. A prolific inventor, Westinghouse received hundreds of patents in his lifetime, including the air brake (1869), automated train-switching signals, and devices for the transmission of natural gas. His inventions made an important contribution to the growth of railroads.
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