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William Jr. Stanley

Born: 1858
Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Induction coil—Stanley designed a practical induction coil system that varied alternating current (AC) voltage. His coil became the prototype for all future transformers and made practical the transmitting of electricity for consumer uses such as lighting. (1995)

Died: 1916

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