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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: Franklin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780343407599
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  • Page: 40
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Supplemental to Sprague Families in America

Supplemental to Sprague Families in America

  • Author: Frank J B 1857 Sprague,W Sprague
  • Publisher: Franklin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780342764952
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  • Page: 60
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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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  • Page: 71
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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.

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 Growth of Electric Railways

The Growth of Electric Railways

A Historical Review of the Physical Development of One of the Nation's Greatest Industries

  • Author: Frank Julian Sprague
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Electric railroads
  • Page: 38
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