George Herman Babcock
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|George Herman Babcock|
June 17, 1832|
Unadilla Forks, New York
|Died||December 16, 1893(aged 61)|
|Significant advance||Co-inventor of an improved safety water tube boiler|
Babcock's water tube steam boiler provided a safer and more efficient production of steam, and was built to work better under higher pressures than earlier boilers. In 1881 their company was incorporated, with Babcock as president and Wilcox as vice president.
In 1997, Babcock was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
- Biography from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- National Inventors Hall of Fame citation
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