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Carrier, Willis Haviland

Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1950 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Inventor


1876 - Born in Angola, New York on the 26th of November.

1895 - He received a scholarship to Cornell University.

1901 - Graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

         - He went to work for the Buffalo Forge Company, a company which manufactured heaters, blowers and air exhaust systems, in their heating engineering department designing heating systems to dry lumber and coffee.

1906 - Carrier received a patent for his method. He went on to work on other cooling and humidity-control inventions, and was eventually made the head of the Buffalo Forge subsidiary named Carrier Air Conditioning Company in his honor.

1930 - Carrier moved his company to Syracuse, New York, and the company became one of the largest employers in central New York.

         - He started Toyo Carrier in Japan. Japan is now the largest market for air conditioning in the world.

1950 - Died on the 7th of October.



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