Emile Lamm

Inventor

1834 – 1873

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Who was Emile Lamm?

Emile Lamm was a French-born American inventor and dentist.

Lamm was born in Ay, France, but moved to Louisiana in 1848 at the age of 14. He patented various improvements in techniques of gold dental fillings, and developed a number of innovative designs for street railways. These later were inspired by wishes to improve the Streetcars in New Orleans, as there was a desire for faster and more powerful propulsion than horsecars could provide, while steam locomotives created noise, smoke, and soot that was undesirable in city streets. The most successful of Lamm's designs was "Lamm's Fireless Engine", which ran on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line in New Orleans in the 1870s and 1880s, and also saw wide use in the street railways of Paris.

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Born
Nov 24, 1834
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Jul 12, 1873

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on July 23, 2013

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