Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.

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Industrialist and inventor of the compressed air brake George Westinghouse incorporated the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company in 1891. With its giant factory located in East Pittsburgh, Pa., the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company soon became the Edison General Electric Company's main rival in the contest to provide electricity to the United States. While Edison General Electric pioneered the generation and distribution of direct current (DC) electricity, Westinghouse put all of its efforts into the development of alternating current (AC) systems. AC systems were capable of transmitting significantly more electricity from more distant sites, thus enabling the supply of power to rural areas or smaller urban centers. Westinghouse supported the research of the great Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, and purchased patent rights to his revolutionary polyphase AC system. Edison General Electric launched a high-profile public relations campaign against the "danger" of AC systems, but scientific and commercial reason was on Westinghouse's side. The next decade witnessed the wide adoption of AC systems around the country and overseas, with Westinghouse and Edison GE competing for markets in electrical goods, generators, turbines, and delivery systems.

From the description of Collection of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company contracts, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1892-1901. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 55133092

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associatedWith Bethlehem Steel Corporation. corporateBody
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associatedWith Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Christiana Machine Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Compton, Betty Charity McCloskey, 1916- person
associatedWith Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974. person
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associatedWith Cox, Irene May Henry Roderick, 1890-1980. person
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associatedWith Leverenz, Humboldt Walter, 1909- person
associatedWith McCollester, Charles J. person
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associatedWith Noble, Harrell V. (Harrell Vaun), 1907-1982 person
associatedWith Noble, Harrell V. (Harrell Vaun), 1907-1982. person
associatedWith Pennsylvania Power & Light Company. Predecessor and subsidiary companies. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Motive Power Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Personnel Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Test Dept. corporateBody
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associatedWith Rowland, Henry Augustus, 1848-1901. person
associatedWith Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008. person
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associatedWith Spitzer, Lyman, 1914- person
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associatedWith United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America. corporateBody
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associatedWith United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America. Research Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Vulcan Iron Works. corporateBody
associatedWith Westinghouse Electric Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Westinghouse, George, 1846-1914. person
associatedWith Wilmington Trust Company. Trust Dept. corporateBody
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Railroad motor-cars
Diesel locomotives
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Electric motors--Catalogs
Manufacturing industries--Capital investments
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Capacitors--Catalogs
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Electric welding--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs
Mine haulage
Electric transformers--Catalogs
Electric locomotives
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