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Great Inventors of New York's Capital District 1 edition

Great Inventors of New York's Capital District
Timothy Starr

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Great Inventors of New York's Capital District

Published 2010 by The History Press .

About the Book

Book describes the best-known inventors of the Capital District, New York, including Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Cohoes.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Working the Land
Peter Dederick: Perpetual Hay Press
James Covert: Bolt Harness Snap
Lewis Aspinwall: Potato Planters and Diggers
John Griswold: Wire Straightener
George Westinghouse Sr.: Agricultural Machines
Seth Wheeler: Farm Machinery and Perforated Paper
Hauling the World
Barnabus Langdon: Horse-Powered Ferry
Francis Cole: Locomotive Superheater
Albert Pitkin: Compound Engine
James McElroy: Car Heating Systems
George Westinghouse Jr.: Railroad Air-Brake
Heating the World
Eliphalet Nott: Anthracite Coal Stove
The Rathbone Family: Acorn Stove
Dennis Littlefield: Morning Glory and West Shore Range Stoves
Philo Stewart: The Stewart Stove
Lighting the World
Joseph Henry: Electromagnet
Charles Steinmetz: Alternating Current
Ernst Alexanderson: High Frequency Alternator
William Coolidge: Ductile Tungsten
William Emmett: Electric Turbines for Warships
Irving Langmuir: Incandescent Light Bulbs
Fire and Water
Lysander Button: Hand and Steam Fire Engines
George Eddy: Mohawk Hydrant and Eddy Valve
Henry Ludlow: Straight-Way Slide-Stop Valve
James Knibbs: The Knibbs Run Around
Men of Steel
Horatio Spafford: Iron and Steel Manufacture
Henry Burden: Horseshoe Machine
John Winslow: Armor Plating
James Blessing: Steam Trap
The Collar City
Sanford Cluett: Preshrinking Cotton Fabrics
Howard Kennedy: Shirts and Collars
James Pine: Collar and Cuff Machines
Thomas Wiles: Ironing Machines
The Spindle City
Timothy Bailey: Power Knitting Loom
George Campbell: Winding Bobbin Machine
Luke Kavanaugh: Knitting Burr
Clark Tompkins: Upright Rotary Knitting Machine
Arts and Entertainment
John Hyatt: Celluloid for Billiard Balls
James Gray: Piano Attachment
Henry Miller: Sound Machines
The Meneely Family: Bells and Bell Fixtures
Arthur Knight: The Schenectady Putter
Bibliography

The Physical Object

Format
softcover nonfiction
Dimensions
9 x 6 x inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24395370M

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