Hermann Lemp

Hermann Lemp

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hermann Lemp was a Swiss-American electrical engineer; he is credited as the inventor of the modern system of diesel electric traction co-ordination and control. Born and educated in Switzerland, he emigrated to America aged 19, hoping to work with T. A. Edison. He joined Edison General Electric and worked with Edison on electrical projects, including one of Edison's first electric locomotives. A short while later he joined Elihu Thomson, of the Thomson-Houston Company. That company became part of General Electric, to which Edison acted as consultant. He met Rudolf Diesel on his visit to the USA in 1911, and was an invited observer at the trials of Diesel's direct-drive 1,000hp locomotive in 1912.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135766074
  • 9786135766073