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Charles F. Brush

Charles Francis Brush (1849-1929) was a Cleveland inventor who became world famous for the development of the open coil-type dynamo, the arc light and the first windmill to generate electricity. His extensive collection of patents, correspondence and research are housed in the Special Collections Research Center at Case Western Reserve University.

The Charles F. Brush, Sr. Papers in Digital Case

The Charles F. Brush, Sr.,Papers consist of correspondence, laboratory notes, patent information, litigation records, financial material, newspaper clippings, company records, scientific articles, biographical information, photographs, audio recordings, and artifacts pertaining to the life and work of this accomplished Cleveland scientist, inventor, businessman and philanthropist most famous for his invention of the arc lamp.

Brush Windmill