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Westinghouse

[wes-ting-hous]
noun
  1. George,1846–1914, U.S. inventor and manufacturer.
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  • The type "C" series of batteries is the Westinghouse standard.

  • This was the Westinghouse deal, of which the papers were full at the time.

    Frenzied Finance

    Thomas W. Lawson

  • There came a crash in Westinghouse stocks, and their price melted.

    Frenzied Finance

    Thomas W. Lawson

  • 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


westinghouse in Science

Westinghouse

[wĕstĭng-hous′]
  1. 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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