Charles Kettering


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United States electrical engineer who made numerous automotive improvements (including the electric starter) (1876-1958)

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Charles Kettering confronted a similar problem when he set out to convince the paint engineer at GM that lacquer paint, which was dry to the touch in just a few minutes, could significantly reduce the time required to paint an automobile.
24) Charles Kettering underscored this point with his observation that some of the greatest inventions in history were the product of the work of non-specialists.
Charles Kettering believed unfailingly in the importance of new ideas the genesis of which entailed asking the right questions.
Since 1967, the Automotive Hall of Fame has inducted over 30 individuals with GM ties; men like Charles Kettering, Alfred P.
Charles Kettering III, the great grandson of the University's namesake (inventor Charles "Boss Kett" Kettering), accepted the award.
Other freelance scribes who have written for Popular Mechanics and are featured in the book include Ted Williams, Jules Verne, Barney Oldfield, Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, William Stout, Hiram Percy Maxim, Walter Dorwin Teague, Charles Kettering, Lou Pinella, Edward Teller, Craig Breedlove, Tom Wolfe, Bob Hope, Tim Allen, Buzz Aldren and Chuck Yeager.
Artifacts of the early work of Charles Kettering, i.
Charles Kettering may have given the world the battery-operated automobile starter, and the refrigerator, and lent his name and support to the Sloan- Kettering Institute for cancer research, but he, along with Thomas Midgely, also invented Freon, which gave the world air conditioning.
Patents awarded to inventors like Charles Kettering (who founded R&D at General Motors and for whom the University is named) are on file -- items including Kettering's 1909 mechanical clutch and 1924 spark plug.
In 1999 he received the American Society of Clinical Oncology Karnofsky Award and the General Motors Charles Kettering Prize for the most outstanding recent contribution to the diagnosis or treatment of cancer.
Research is conducted in the Charles Kettering Laboratories in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Charles Kettering, inventor of the electric starter for automobiles.
Research is conducted in the Charles Kettering Laboratories in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and is also in the preclinical phase of developing a synthetic blood product and a liquid ventilation compound based on perfluorocarbon technology.
Charles Kettering said, 'The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
Quoting the American inventor, Charles Kettering, Mr Smith said: "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought us progress.