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Fascinating facts about Elihu Thomson inventor of the Electrostatic Motor in 1901.

Elihu Thomson
 
AT A GLANCE:
Elihu Thomson, electrical engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur, was an innovator in electrification in both a technical and corporate sense. Thomson acquired nearly 700 patents in his career, his major contributions included (electrostatic motors, electrical meters, high-pressure steam engines, dynamos, generators and, X-rays). Source: Elihu Thomson Papers
Inventor: Elihu Thomson
Elihu Thomson portrait courtesy IEEE History Center
Criteria: First to patent. First practical. Entrepreneur.
Birth: March 29, 1853 in Manchester, England
Death: March 13, 1937 in Swampscott, Massachusetts
Nationality: British

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