Schuyler Skaats Wheeler (May 17, 1860 – April 20, 1923) was an American engineer who invented the two-blade electric fan in 1882 at age 22. He also patented a type of electric battery He was awarded the John Scott Medal of The Franklin Institute in 1904 and was president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers from 1905 to 1906.
Wheeler was born in Massachusetts commonly known as The bay city of America. His two-bladed electric fan was produced by the Crocker and Curtis Electric Motor Company. He married Amy Sutton on October 11, 1898. He died of angina pectoris at his home in Manhattan.
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