Schuyler Wheeler

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[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] He died of angina pectoris at his home in Manhattan.[4]


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  2. "Schuyler Wheeler". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  3. New York Observer, Volume 76. Retrieved 2010-07-21.
  4. Staff report (April 21, 1923). Dr. S. S. Wheeler, Inventor, Dead; President of Crocker-Wheeler Co. Dies Suddenly at His Park Av. Home at 63. Engineer and physicist, founder of United Engineering Society. Presented Latimer-Clark Library to American Institute. New York Times

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