Acheson, Edward Goodrich, 1856-1931

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Birth 1856-03-09
Death 1931-07-06

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Electrochemist, engineer, and inventor.

From the description of Edward Goodrich Acheson papers, 1872-1968 (bulk 1899-1930). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061006

Biographical Note

  • 1856, Mar. 9: Born, Washington, Pa.
  • 1872: Left school to make livelihood
  • 1873: Invented and secured patent for rock-boring machine to be used in coal mines
  • 1880: Moved to New York to find work in electrical industry
  • 1880 - 1881 : Assistant to Thomas A. Edison, Menlo Park, N.J.
  • 1884: Married Margaret Maher
  • 1885: 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.
  • 1894: Awarded the John Scott Medal by the Franklin Institute, for discovery of carborundum
  • 1899: Incorporated Acheson Graphite Co.
  • 1901: Awarded John Scott Medal for production of artificial graphite
  • 1908: Invented and secured patent for siloxicon Awarded Rumford Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1910: Published A Pathfinder: Discovery, Invention and Industry. New York: The Press Scrap Book
  • 1928: Established Edward G. Acheson fund at Electrochemical Society
  • 1929: 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)

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  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemistry

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