- George Westinghouse born.
- George Westinghouse obtains first patent for rotary steam engine.
- George Westinghouse receives patent for the air brake.
Westinghouse Air Brake Company organized with George Westinghouse as president.
9-hour workday and 55-hour workweek instituted.
- Company institutes Saturday half-holiday.
- Automatic air brake invented.
- First foreign air brake company started at Sevran, France.
- Westinghouse Machine Company formed.
The Westinghouse Brake Company, Ltd., in London, England, founded.
- Union Switch and Signal Company organized.
- The Westinghouse Brake Company, Ltd., in Hanover, Germany, founded.
- Westinghouse Electric Company, later known as the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, formed.
- Ground broken for air brake factory at Wilmerding, PA.
- Westinghouse began manufacture of electric railway motors.
- Westinghouse Electric company lights Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
- Main works for Electric and Manufacturing Company built in East Pittsburgh.
- Generators built by Westinghouse turn the waters of Niagara Falls into electric power.
- Westinghouse Company, Ltd., in St Petersburg, Russia organized.
- The British Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Ltd., formed in London, England, with another plant in Manchester.
- Societe Anonyme Westinghouse organized with offices in Paris, and works in Le Havre and Freinville.
The Westinghouse Electricitats-Actiengesellschaft organized in Berlin.
- Canadian Westinghouse Company, Ltd., founded.
Relief Department (disability benefits, medical and surgical services) founded.
- The American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. films motion pictures of the Westinghouse Works.
Louisiana Purchase Exposition held in St. Louis--Westinghouse Co. displays several large exhibits, holds screenings of the AM&B films, and supplies power generators and equipment for the exposition's service plant.
- Electrification of the Manhattan Elevated Railways and the New York subway system.
- George Westinghouse loses control of his companies.
- George Westinghouse severs all ties with his companies.
- George Westinghouse dies.
- George Westinghouse receives his last patent, 4 years after his death.
(Portions of this time-line appeared in 75th Anniversary of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, 1944. Additional entries have been included for the purposes of this project.)
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