Josip Belušić

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1847 –

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Who is Josip Belušić?

Josip Belušić was a Croatian inventor. He was born in the region of Labin in Istria, and later lived in the settlement of Županići. Belušić was schooled in Pazin. He eventually became a professor in Koper.

In 1888 Josip Belušić invented and designed the first electric speedometer. This invention was patented in Austria-Hungary under the name of "velocimeter."

Belušić exhibited his invention on the 1889 World Fair in Paris and later renamed it 'Controllore Automatico per Vetture'. On the same year, the Municipality of Paris created a tender in which over 120 patents were registered to compete. His design won as the most precise and reliable and was accepted in June of 1890.

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Born
1847
Labin
Also known as
  • Josip Belusic
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on July 23, 2013

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