George H. Babcock

Born: 1832

Water tube steam boiler—Thomas Edison once proclaimed it to be “…the best boiler God has permitted man yet to make.” Even today, nearly half of the electricity produced in the United States is produced from water tube boilers that are based on the original Babcock and Wilcox design. (1997)

Died: 1893

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