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06/10/1846 George Westinghouse is born

George Westinghouse was an American engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry, gaining his 1st patent at the age of 19. He was one of Thomas Edison's main rivals in the beginnings of the American electricity system.


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  • George Westinghouse 

  • Early years 

  • Air brakes 

  • Electric power distribution 

  • Other projects 

  • Personal life, later life and death 

  • Honors and awards