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« on: May 04, 2022, 10:59:40 AM »

Peter Cooper Hewitt (May 5, 1861 August 25, 1921) was an American electrical engineer and inventor, who invented the first mercury-vapor lamp in 1901 and mercury rectifier in 1902.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cooper_Hewitt
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2022, 12:32:52 PM »

I'm surprised there wasn't a Google Doodle about him today.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2022, 08:49:08 PM »

While a brilliant engineer, it reads that his family relations were real headline makers.

Wow. Shocked

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2022, 05:52:18 PM »

Peter's daughter, Anna Cooper Hewitt:

https://www.grandcentralpublishing.com/titles/audrey-clare-farley/the-unfit-heiress/9781538753347/
https://youtu.be/lDRPPEoz11s

Very interesting.

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