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us: Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company


  • [Chartiers Improvement Company was incorporated by a special act of the Pennsylvania Legislatue of April 9, 1872. Its name was changed to Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company by resolution of stockholders on June 13, 1889, and filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on June 20, 1889. It became the Westinghouse Electric Corporation on May 10, 1945.]

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    • us: Akt͡sīonernoe obshchestvo Vestingauza
    • us: Vestingauz (Firm)
    • us: Westinghouse Company
    • us: Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.
    • us: Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co.
    • us: Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company
    • us: Westinghouse Electric Company
    • us: Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company
    • us: Westinghouse (Firm)
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    • found: Letter, 10 Oct. 1945: (Incorporated by Special act of Pennsylvania legislature of April 9, 1872 as Chartiers Improvement Company. Name changed to Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company by Resolution of stockholders on June 13, 1889, filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on June 20, 1889. Name changed to Westinghouse Electric Corporation on May 10, 1945)
    • found: NUCMC data from New Jersey Historical Soc. for Atkinson, R.W. Papers, 1899-1961 (Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company)
    • found: Skorodi͡eĭstvui͡ushchīe tormaza Vestingauza, 1903: t.p. (Akt͡sīonernoe obshchestvo Vestingauza)
    • found: The electrical workers, 1983: t.p. (history of labor at General Electric and Westinghouse, 1923-1960)
    • found: Maintnance of equipment, 1916: t.p. (Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.) p. 75 (Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co.)
    • found: Library of Congress WWW site, viewed Oct. 3, 2012 Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse works, 1904 online exhibit (Westinghouse Electric Company; Westinghouse Company)
    • found: Westinghouse automobile equipment, 1925: t.p. (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • General Notes

    • [Chartiers Improvement Company was incorporated by a special act of the Pennsylvania Legislatue of April 9, 1872. Its name was changed to Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company by resolution of stockholders on June 13, 1889, and filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on June 20, 1889. It became the Westinghouse Electric Corporation on May 10, 1945.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • [For 1889-1945 imprints only; Old catalog heading: Westinghouse Electric Corporation]
    • [Current reference sources consulted use the term "Westinghouse works", sometimes referring to the Westinghouse factories, and sometimes referring to the 1904 films made in and around the factories. Contemporary newpaper sources indicate that the term "works" was not a part of the name of any of the Westinghouse companies. It appears to have been a generic term sometimes used to describe the physical plants of individual Westinghouse factory complexes, including the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.]
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