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Frank Julian Sprague

Frank Julian Sprague

Electrical Inventor and Engineer

  • Author: William D. Middleton,William D. MiddletonIII
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253023599
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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Frank Julian Sprague invented a system for distributing electricity to streetcars from overhead wires. Within a year, electric streetcars had begun to replace horsecars, sparking a revolution in urban transportation. Sprague (1857–1934) was an American naval officer turned inventor who worked briefly for Thomas Edison before striking out on his own. Sprague contributed to the development of the electric motor, electric railways, and electric elevators. His innovations would help transform the urban space of the 20th century, enabling cities to grow larger and skyscrapers taller. The Middletons’ generously illustrated biography is an engrossing study of the life and times of a maverick innovator.

Frank Julian Sprague, father of electric traction, 1857-1934

Frank Julian Sprague, father of electric traction, 1857-1934

  • Author: Harold Clarence Passer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 25
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Engineering Problems in Electric Elevated and Suburban Railroading

Engineering Problems in Electric Elevated and Suburban Railroading

The Multiple Unit System. A Paper Delivered Before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, May 16, 1899

  • Author: Frank Julian Sprague
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Engineering Problems in Electric Elevated and Suburban Railroading: The Multiple Unit System. a Paper Delivered Before the American Institute of Elect

Engineering Problems in Electric Elevated and Suburban Railroading: The Multiple Unit System. a Paper Delivered Before the American Institute of Elect

  • Author: Frank Julian Sprague
  • Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • ISBN: 9780353456655
  • Category: History
  • Page: 40
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Report on the Exhibits at the Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition, 1882

Report on the Exhibits at the Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition, 1882

  • Author: Frank Julian Sprague
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition
  • Page: 169
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The Birth of Electric Traction

The Birth of Electric Traction

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Inventor Frank Julian Sprague

  • Author: Frank Rowsome,John L. Sprague
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781490955346
  • Category: History
  • Page: 386
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Frank J. Sprague was renowned in electrical circles around the world as “The Father of Electric Traction.” The control and safety systems which make railroads and mass transit work today are his. He was the first to design electric motors capable of earning their way in industry, and helped perfect the high-speed electric elevators that made skyscrapers possible. He created the basic circuitry that ran, and still runs, subways, elevators, and electrified railroads. Sprague was among the first men to bring rigorous mathematical discipline to replace cut-and-try research, making him the life-long rival of Thomas Edison. Sprague helped change electricity from a laboratory and lecture-platform oddity to a vital part of the modern world. Almost single-handedly he wired electricity into the second industrial revolution as a basic source of power and transportation.

The Power Makers

The Power Makers

Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America

  • Author: Maury Klein
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 9781596918344
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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Maury Klein is one of America's most acclaimed historians of business and society. In The Power Makers, he offers an epic narrative of his greatest subject yet - the "power revolution" that transformed American life in the course of the nineteenth century. The steam engine; the incandescent bulb; the electric motor-inventions such as these replaced backbreaking toil with machine labor and changed every aspect of daily life in the span of a few generations. The cast of characters includes inventors like James Watt, Elihu Thomson, and Nikola Tesla; entrepreneurs like George Westinghouse; savvy businessmen like J.P. Morgan, Samuel Insull, and Charles Coffin of General Electric. Striding among them like a colossus is the figure of Thomas Edison, who was creative genius and business visionary at once. With consummate skill, Klein recreates their discoveries, their stunning triumphs and frequent failures, and their unceasing, bare-knuckled battles in the marketplace. In Klein's hands, their personalities and discoveries leap off the page. The Power Makers is a dazzling saga of inspired invention, dogged persistence, and business competition at its most naked and cutthroat--a biography of America in its most astonishing decades.

American Diesel Locomotives

American Diesel Locomotives

  • Author: Brian Solomon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610606059
  • Category: Transportation
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Ride the rails through the development and history of America's diesel-electric locomotives. Diesel-electric played a critical role in the industrialization of America. After WWII, diesels rapidly displaced the steam locomotive as the dominant source of motive power on the rails. This lavishly illustrated volume delivers detailed coverage of the development of the diesel including AC traction and the 800-horsepower beasts introduced in the mid 1990s. Solomon describes how diesels are operated and maintained today. Appendix lists where restored early diesels can be seen today.

The Human Tradition in Urban America

The Human Tradition in Urban America

  • Author: Roger Biles
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842029933
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 230
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The Human Tradition in Urban America offers an intimate telling of America's evolution into an urban nation through the experiences of individuals. This book considers the growth of American cities by carefully looking at the lives of those people-some famous, some not so well known-who contributed to this important transition in the country's history. Roger Biles has assembled a superb collection of writings that provide a diverse collage of colorful and engaging characters.p Covering the eighteenth through twentieth centuries, these diverse biographies show that the formation of America's new structure and environment was not simply the product of some mysterious blend of impersonal forces, but instead was the handiwork of a rich variety of human actors. The Human Tradition in Urban America is an accessible book that will appeal to all readers interested in the history of urban America.p uAbout the Author/ubr Roger Biles is professor of history at East Carolina University. He is the author and editor of several books on urban history, including From Tenements to the Taylor Homes: In Search of an Urban Housing Policy in Twentieth-Century America and Richard J. Daley: Politics, Race, and the Governing of Chicago. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Urban History Association and currently serves as the book review editor for H-Urban.p

A List of Manuscripts, Books, Portraits, Prints, Broadsides and Memorabilia in Commemoration of the One Hundred and Twentieth Anniversary of the Birth of Walt Whitman May 31, 1819-1939 from the Whitman Collection of Mrs. Frank Julian Sprague of New York City, Exhibited at the Library of Congress, 1939

A List of Manuscripts, Books, Portraits, Prints, Broadsides and Memorabilia in Commemoration of the One Hundred and Twentieth Anniversary of the Birth of Walt Whitman May 31, 1819-1939 from the Whitman Collection of Mrs. Frank Julian Sprague of New York City, Exhibited at the Library of Congress, 1939

  • Author: Harriet Chapman (Jones) Sprague ("Mrs. Frank Julian Sprague."),Library of Congress
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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