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New Chapter Excerpt: Charles Brush’s Electrifying Wind Dynamo

14 Dec
Charles Francis Brush, (March 17, 1849 – June ...

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It was the summer of 1887, and Charles Brush was at it again.

Which in itself was no great surprise. In the 1880s, Clevelanders out for an evening stroll along Euclid Avenue–home to many of the city’s most palatial dwellings–were used to strange goings on at the Brush mansion.  Most nights, passersby could glimpse sudden, bright flashes through the windows of Brush’s basement laboratory, where the esteemed inventor tinkered with dynamos, electromagnet, and other accouterments of electricity–the seemingly magical force transforming modern life.

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