Chadwell O'Connor

Chadwell O'Connor

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chadwell O'Connor was an American inventor and steam engine enthusiast. He is most remembered as the inventor of the fluid-damped camera head, an achievement for which he won an Academy Award in 1992. Chadwell O'Connor came from a distinguished family. His father, Johnson O'Connor was a well-known psychometrician and pioneer in the study of aptitude testing. His mother died when he was young and his father remarried the MIT-trained architect and educator Eleanor Manning. The family lived in Boston and O'Connor often accompanied his father to his work at the General Electric factory in Lynn, Massachusetts where he acquired an interest in engineering. O'Connor attended the Stevens Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. Shortly after graduating, World War II broke out and O'Connor joined Douglas Aircraft where he was in charge of expediting aircraft production and repair, a vital part of the war effort.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135735284
  • 9786135735284