Acheson, Edward Goodrich, 1856-1931Alternative names
Electrochemist, engineer, and inventor.
From the description of Edward Goodrich Acheson papers, 1872-1968 (bulk 1899-1930). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061006
1856, Mar. 9:
Born, Washington, Pa.
Left school to make livelihood
Invented and secured patent for rock-boring machine to be used in coal mines
Moved to New York to find work in electrical industry
1880- 1881: Assistant to Thomas A. Edison, Menlo Park, N.J.
Married Margaret Maher
Conducted unsatisfactory experiments on reduction of iron ore by natural gas
1894- 1895: Invented carborundum Established Carborundum Co., and moved it to Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Awarded the John Scott Medal by the Franklin Institute, for discovery of carborundum
Incorporated Acheson Graphite Co.
Awarded John Scott Medal for production of artificial graphite
Invented and secured patent for siloxicon Awarded Rumford Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Published A Pathfinder: Discovery, Invention and Industry. New York: The Press Scrap Book
Established Edward G. Acheson fund at Electrochemical Society
Awarded Acheson Medal by Electrochemical Society
1931, July 6:
Died, New York, N.Y.
From the guide to the Edward Goodrich Acheson Papers, 1872-1968, (bulk 1899-1930), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)