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Westinghouse

[wes-ting-hous] /ˈwɛs tɪŋˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
George, 1846–1914, U.S. inventor and manufacturer.
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  • The guard in the baggage car had applied the Westinghouse brakes and in a few minutes they came to a stop.

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  • The type "C" series of batteries is the Westinghouse standard.

  • The Westinghouse Company builds and installs elaborate signal systems worked by compressed air and electricity.

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

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  • Mr. Westinghouse therefore patented his automatic brake, now so largely used all over the world.

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  • Westinghouse did have one, after all, and the Russians still have one.

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  • The Westinghouse negative grids, Fig. 276, have very few and small bars, just enough to hold the active material.

  • In 1868, Westinghouse made his epochal invention, the railway air-brake.

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Westinghouse in Science
Westinghouse
  (wěs'tĭng-hous')   
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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