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Fascinating facts about Charles F. Brush
inventor of the arc lighting system in 1876.

Charles F. Brush
 
AT A GLANCE:
On April 24, 1877 Charles F. Brush was issued U.S. Patent No. 189,997 for his arc lighting system. There were other arc lamps before Brush's that utilized electromagnets as part of a regulation system but it was the combination of the electromagnet with the ring clutch that made Brush's design superior in regulating the arc. Brush's lamps featured other design improvements including copper plated electrodes, regulators for operation of multiple lamps connected in series to one dynamo, and double carbon arc lamps for extended operation. Source: The Museum Of Electricity
Inventor: Charles Francis Brush
Charles Brush portrait courtesy IEEE History Center
Career: inventor, Entrepreneur.
Birth: March 17, 1849 in Euclid Township, Ohio
Death: June 15, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality: American

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