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George Herman Babcock

George Herman Babcock

American inventor
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American inventor
Countries United States of America
Occupations Inventor Entrepreneur Engineer
Gender male
Birth 17 June 1832 (Unadilla Forks, Madison County, New York, U.S.A.)
Death 16 December 1893 (Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.A.)
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George Herman Babcock (June 17, 1832 – December 16, 1893) was an American inventor. He and Stephen Wilcox co-invented a safer water tube steam boiler, and founded the Babcock & Wilcox boiler company.

Babcock's water tube steam boiler provided a safer and more efficient production of steam, and was built to work better under higher pressures than earlier boilers. In 1881 their company was incorporated, with Babcock as president and Wilcox as vice president.

In 1997, Babcock was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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