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Henry L. Galson: pioneer designer of self-contained air-conditioning equipment.

Author(s) : GALSON E. L., GALSON A. E.

Summary

Henry L. Galson's carrer as an engineer who played a key role in the development of self-contained air-conditioning equipment is traced. He was a co-recipient of the City of Philadelphia's John Scott Medal for the development of the De la Vergne air-conditioning apparatus (1933), the first self-contained, hermetic, air-cooled room air conditioner with a reverse cycle. Galson's basic patents for the De la Vergne unit were purchased by five companies (GE, Westinghouse, Frigidaire, Carrier and Sturtevant). His application of the packaged heat pump to room and railway car air conditioning was visionary.

Details

  • Original title: Henry L. Galson: pioneer designer of self-contained air-conditioning equipment.
  • Record ID : 1996-1934
  • Languages: English
  • Source: ASHRAE Transactions.
  • Publication date: 1995/01
  • Available in the IIR library

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