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Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse - With the big money supporting DC currents (Edison Electric, J.P. Morgan, Thomson-Houston Company - through a merger into G.E. General Electric), Pittsburgh magnate George Westinghouse stood by Tesla's AC current, because as an inventor himself, he knew that the technology was superior, and felt that it would eventually win the war of the currents. Tesla, amazingly, would later give up his $2.50 per horsepower of electrical capacity sold that he was due.

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George Westinghouse - Businessman, Inventor. He is best known as the inventor of the Westinghouse railway air brake and founder of the Westinghouse Electric Company.

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An American prisoner, sentenced to death, is strapped into a chair in the gas chamber. The black hood carries a Westinghouse Electric Company logo. (Photo by Weegee(Arthur Fellig)/

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George Westinghouse -Founder of the Westinghouse Electric Company in 1866, Westinghouse (see photos) was a well-known inventor and engineer of his time

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Westinghouse – Nuclear | Westinghouse Electric Company > Why Nuclear > Climate

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