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Westinghouse Electric Corporation

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For present day nuclear company, see Westinghouse Electric Company.



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The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was an organization founded by George Westinghouse in 1886 as Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. The company purchased CBS in 1995 and was renamed CBS Corporation in 1997. CBS Corp sold its nuclear business to BNFL which renamed it Westinghouse Electric Company.

George Westinghouse had previously founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company. Westinghouse Electric received the first patent for alternating-current transmission, and unveiled the technology for lighting in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The company pioneered long-distance power transmission and high-voltage transmission. In addition to George Westinghouse, engineers working for the company include William Stanley, Nikola Tesla and Oliver Schallenberger. It was historically the rival to General Electric.

Timeline of company evolution

Other companies, including a lighting company (formerly Angelo Brothers) and an appliance company White-Westinghouse (a unit of Electrolux), license or use the Westinghouse name.

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