Commemorating the Opening of a Museum Honor George Westinghouse

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Title

Commemorating the Opening of a Museum Honor George Westinghouse

Alternative Title

Museum Honor George Westinghouse

Subject

Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Museums--United States

Description

A brochure of commemorative images published in 1988 as part of the celebration of the dedication of the George Westinghouse Museum, located in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania. The historic building, colloquially called The Castle, selected to house the museum was the original Westinghouse Air Brake Company General Office Building and the office of the great American inventor, engineer, and entrepreneur himself.

George Westinghouse (1846-1914) served in the American Civil War as a teenager. Afterwards, at the age of 19, he created his first invention, a rotary steam engine. In 1869, at age 22, Westinghouse invented a railroad braking system using compressed air, and this became the basis of his first major business venture, the Westinghouse Air Brake Company. His important contributions to electric power generation, distribution and application began later in the 19th century. This brochure highlights the career of Westinghouse and his great accomplishments.

Source

Original 14-page brochure, 1988: Private Collection of Harry L. Jaeger.

Date Created

1988

Contributor

Jaeger, Harry L.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 14-page brochure, 1988.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

2.42 MB

Medium

14-page brochure

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

George Westinghouse Museum, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Chicago, Illinois
Niagara Falls
Westinghouse Air Brake Company General Office Building, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher
Science Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Siemens and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.

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