Peter Cooper Hewitt

Electrical engineer, Academic

1861 – 1921

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Who was Peter Cooper Hewitt?

Peter Cooper Hewitt was an American electrical engineer and inventor, who invented the first mercury-vapor lamp in 1901. Hewitt was issued U.S. Patent 682,692 on September 17, 1901. In 1903, Hewitt created an improved version that possessed higher colour qualities which eventually found widespread industrial use.

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Born
May 5, 1861
New York City
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • Columbia University
  • Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Aug 25, 1921
Paris

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on July 23, 2013

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