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Defunct?[edit]

I can buy a Westinghouse Electric branded TV or Monitor today. I believe that makes them non-defunct even if maybe they live on in name only.

that would be "westinghouse digital" NO relation to the original, except having licenced the name...cmacd 02:51, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
cmacd123's right. This company doesn't exist anymore. It was renamed "CBS Corporation" and then bought by Viacom. I'm not sure of the exact structure of the Viacom deal, but CBS Corporation (formerly Westinghouse Electric) ceased to exist. This makes it seem likely that the purchase was an asset sale, but it also could have just been an acquisition and then dissolution. In 1998, then, CBS Corporation founded a NEW tiny company called Westinghouse Electric with no legal relation to the former, and loaded it with the IP rights to the old Westinghouse name/logo. Later, Viacom split off a new Viacom and changed the main old company's name to CBS Corporation (no legal connection other than the same name to the former CBS Corporation). The newer Westinghouse Electric stayed with the main company (CBS Corp). Jkatzen 04:33, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Heritage Westinghouse Electric Corporation got out of the large- and small-appliance business in the 1970s, including home entertainment products, with the failure of its joint venture with Good-Year (auto service and appliance stores). I believe the company's last consumer product of any kind might have been lightbulbs in the same period. Subsequently, the name White Westinghouse was used by an independent appliance company.
With the dissolution of nonbroadcast operations in the late 1990s, and the purchase of CBS and formation of Viacom, a British company [Westinghouse Electric 'Company'] was formed to take over nuclear-related operations and rights to the logo and graphics. Other companies have since purchased rights to the Westinghouse name for a range of appliances and home entertainment products with zero relationship to the original company and product lines.
--NameThatWorks 23:02, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Question or clarification about the no relationship part? You can say the name legally came and went (which is probably the most important part of the debate in actuality); however, I believe our offices have hard paper Westinghouse records going back a good half century. I could be wrong, but I believe that at least some of the hard assets (buildings and people) from the original Westinghouse were carried through to the later variants. At least at Westinghouse Electric Co. If anyone was an employee then, I differ to their memory, as I was not. -Patrick Green —Preceding unsigned comment added by 147.72.234.5 (talk) 16:47, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
Excluding lightbulbs, the bulk of the consumer-related stuff went to "White Consolidated Industries" in the mid-1970s. WP has a topic with some of the facts straight. Sure, there was lots of original Westinghouse remaining (power generation, defense, KDKA, etc.). Since CBS still owned the related trademarks, it's as related as any conglomerate's parts. Tedickey (talk) 18:53, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Well my brand new flat screen TV set is a Westinghouse -- same logo is on it that is on the main article page so that would seem to me the company is not defunct. It is alive and well. peace! --24.177.0.156 (talk) 18:23, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Very misleading article[edit]

Westinghouse is virtually a defunct and bought out company. Only the nuclear division exists. THis article gives the impression that it is a thriving monopoly. Westinghouse is nearly dead! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:540:C001:7708:6579:CFDF:8BC5:990B (talk) 19:59, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

PWR[edit]

From what I gathered piecewise from many other Wikipedia articles, it seems to me that almost all modern nuclear reactors (excluding the few still extant BWR designs, and probably the WWER) are somehow descended from Westinghouse's original designs of the pressurized water reactor. However there is barely a mention of Westinghouse's work concerning nuclear reactors in the article at the moment. --BjKa (talk) 14:47, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

@BjKa: Would you please cite RS to support this? Otherwise, it's OR. Thanks Jim1138 (talk) 18:17, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
I've been on Wikipedia long enough to know that obvious truth is never allowed in articles. No need to point that out. That's why I'm not putting it in myself. Just trying to give a pointer to people willing to work on improving the article. I gathered the information purely for myself and didn't make notes what I found where. When I come across the various articles mentioning the licensing of Westinghouse patents to Germany and France again, I'll be back. In the meantime anyone looking for that information is just as likely to find it themselves. --BjKa (talk) 14:46, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Requested move 13 July 2016[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Moved with consensus. (non-admin closure) — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 18:07, 28 July 2016 (UTC)


Westinghouse Electric (1886)Westinghouse Electric Corporation – per WP:NATURAL, and besides, it was the official name of the company. The modern-day company is called Westinghouse Electric Company, so a hatnote would help them not be confused with each other. ✉cookiemonster✉ 𝚨755𝛀 07:27, 13 July 2016 (UTC) --Relisting. Anarchyte (work | talk) 12:41, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

  • Strong support – And that article needs some TLC... Surely there's more to say on a major corporate history spanning a century before M&A divestiture. — JFG talk 04:47, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Support per COMMONNAME and NATURAL and support hatnote; current disambiguation is not needed, Westinghouse Electric redirects here, which may or may not more appropriately point to Westinghouse Electric Company. Sam Sailor Talk! 12:07, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

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