George Westinghouse was an amazing American who changed the world. He invented the air brake for trains. Until this invention, only locomotives had brakes and thousands died annually in train wrecks. Every train in the world today still uses his system. In addition, the AC power used all over the world was pioneered by Westinghouse. Edison wanted to use DC power because he could make more money but Nikolai Tesla convinced Westinghouse that AC was better . His impact on the world was huge.

George Westinghouse - Born today in 1846 (d. American entrepreneur, engineer, inventor & pioneer of the electrical industry.

Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse - With the big money supporting DC currents (Edison Electric, J.P. Morgan, Thomson-Houston Company - through a merger into G.E. General Electric), Pittsburgh magnate George Westinghouse stood by Tesla's AC current, because as an inventor himself, he knew that the technology was superior, and felt that it would eventually win the war of the currents. Tesla, amazingly, would later give up his $2.50 per horsepower of electrical capacity sold that he was due.

Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse - With the big money supporting DC currents…

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Who Made America? | Innovators | George Westinghouse, Jr. was born October 6, 1846 (died in 1914) famous for his work re alternating current... (AC vs DC) and more.

Who Made America? | Innovators | George Westinghouse, Jr. was born October 6, 1846 (died in 1914) famous for his work re alternating current... (AC vs DC) and more.

On Jan. 8, 1886, the Westinghouse Electric Co. was established by George Westinghouse on Garrison Alley in Downtown Pittsburgh to manufacture & promote use of equipment for alternating electric current system. The company helped to electrify U.S. & world. Its largest factories were located in East Pittsburgh, where it made turbines & coils for electricity production. Westinghouse Electric was historically the rival to General Electric, founded by George Westinghouse's arch-rival, Thomas…

Westinghouse Electric was historically the rival to General Electric, founded by George Westinghouse's arch-rival, Thomas Edison.

HowStuffWorks "Top 5 George Westinghouse Inventions"

Top 5 George Westinghouse Inventions

HowStuffWorks "Top 5 George Westinghouse Inventions"

George Westinghouse, 1884

was born today in He was one of Thomas Edison's main rivals in early electrical systems inventions and developed the alternating currant (AC). He founded The Westinghouse Corp. He passed in

George Westinghouse - an inventor that has influenced the course of progress in the USA and a genuinely nice human being.

The Inventor George Westinghouse and His Influence on Electricity

Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse built the first hydro-electric power plant in 1895 in Niagara Falls and started the electrification of the world. The remaining building of the original power plant, Adam's Station, Power House No. 3, survived to this day since 1895 and is shown here.

These Power Plants started the electrification of the world. Today, the only remaining building of this National Land Mark Site is shown

5 George Westinghouse Inventions

Top 5 George Westinghouse Inventions

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George Westinghouse a unique mix of inventor and industrialist

Westinghouse gave the world safer rail transportation, steam turbines, gas lighting and heating, and electricity to the average American's home

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