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Fascinating facts about William Stanley
inventor of a Transformer in 1886.

William Stanley
 
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On March 20, 1886, William Stanley demonstrated a system of high voltage transmission via a "parallel connected transformer." The device, combined with high-voltage transmission lines, made it possible to spread electric service over a wide area and allowed alternating current to be available at different voltages. Patent 349,611. Source: Inventor of the Week
Inventor: William Stanley Jr.
Portrait of William Stanley courtesy IEEE History Center
Criteria: First to invent. First to patent. First practical. Entrepreneur.
Birth: November 28, 1858 in Brooklyn, New York
Death: May 14, 1916 in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Nationality: American

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