Levitt Luzern Custer
|Levitt Luzern Custer|
Custer in 1909
July 27, 1888|
|Died||August 30, 1962
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Parent(s)||Levitt Ellsworth Custer|
He was born in Dayton, Ohio on July 27, 1888 to Levitt Ellsworth Custer. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1909 and then the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1913. His first patented invention was the statoscope which showed whether an aerostat was ascending or descending. Custer produced the device for the United States Navy at his factory, Custer Specialty Company, on North Ludlow Street in Dayton, Ohio. He invented a motorized wheelchair in 1919.