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us: Latimer, Lewis Howard, 1848-1928

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    • us: Latimer, L. H. (Lewis Howard), 1848-1928
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        (naf) Chelsea (Mass.)
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        (naf) Queens (New York, N.Y.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) Edison Electric Light Company
        • Organization: (naf) Edison Pioneers
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        (lcsh) Electrical engineers
          (lcsh) Inventors
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        • found: Turner, G. T. Lewis Howard Latimer, c1990: galley (b. 9/4/1848; d. 12/11/1928)
        • found: nuc88-103029: His Incandescent electric lighting [MI] 1890 (hdg. on MiU rept.: Latimer, Louis H.; usage: L.H. Latimer)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 18, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Latimer, Lewis Howard; electrical engineer, inventor; born 04 September 1848 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States; was an office boy for Crosby and Gould, patent solicitors in Boston and became chief draftsman (mid-1870s); his first creation was a water closet for railway cars, co-invented with W. C. Brown (1874); drafted the diagrams for Alexander Graham Bell's telephone patent application (1876); relocated to Bridgeport, Connecticut; Hiram Stevens Maxim, the chief engineer of the U.S. Electric Lighting Company, hired Latimer as his draftsman and private secretary (1880); the company moved to New York City and he was placed in charge of the production of carbon lamp filaments; was granted a patent for a new process of manufacturing carbons (1882); patented other inventions, including two for an electric lamp and a globe support for electric lamps; established an incandescent lamp factory for the newly founded Maxim-Weston Electric Light Company in London (1881); created the Latimer Lamp; worked at the Edison Electric Light Company (1883); wrote a work, “Incandescent Electric Lighting, a Practical Description of the Edison System” (1890); was the chief draftsman when the General Electric Company and the Westinghouse Electric Company formed the Board of Patent Control (1896-1911); was one of the twenty-nine original members of the organization Edison Pioneers (1918); died 11 December 1928 in Queens, New York, United States)
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