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Engineering InventionFrank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry$
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Frederick Dalzell

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262042567

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.001.0001

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Restless and Rising: Sprague and Sprague Electric Elevator Company, 1890 to 1898

Restless and Rising: Sprague and Sprague Electric Elevator Company, 1890 to 1898

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(p.113) 4 Restless and Rising: Sprague and Sprague Electric Elevator Company, 1890 to 1898
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Engineering Invention
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Frederick Dalzell

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.003.0005

This chapter examines Frank Sprague's career and business ventures during the period from 1890 to 1898. It explains that Sprague became a free agent in 1891 after the Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company (SERM) was absorbed by the Edison General Electric (EGE) Company and discusses his venture into elevator engineering. Sprague formed the Sprague Electric Elevator Company (SEEC) with Charles Pratt, and they were able to secure and complete the contract for the installation of an electric elevator at the Postal Telegraph Building in New York.

Keywords:   Frank Sprague, elevator engineering, SEEC, Charles Pratt, electric elevator, Postal Telegraph Building, New York

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