Our History

125 Years of History

George Westinghouse born in Central Bridge, New York

George Westinghouse patents the rotary steam engine

George Westinghouse perfects life-saving railroad block signal

George Westinghouse founder of Westinghouse Electric

First commercial AC power generating station lights up Great Barrington, Massachusetts

25,000 Westinghouse electric lights illuminate the Chicago World’s Fair

First U.S. public utility steam generator

First main-line AC-powered locomotive

First continuous-filament tungsten light bulb

First all-electric kitchen range

First U.S.-made diesel electric marine propulsion plant

First factory-built radio receivers for home use

First international short-wave radio broadcast

First television camera tube, the Iconoscope

World’s fastest elevators built for New York’s Rockefeller Center

First industrial atom-smasher

Long-range warning ground radar built

Generators begin producing power at Grand Coulee Dam

First electric clothes dryer

First all-weather airport approach lighting

First temperature-controlled portable grill

First computer-controlled teletype network

First “Instant-On” Television

Westinghouse cameras capture moon walk for viewers back on Earth

First high-pressure sodium roadway lighting fixtures

First airborne surveillance radar system

Tunable, solid-state emissions analyzer to detect gases for combustion and pollution control

Introduction of the 501G gas turbine, the largest and most efficient of its type in the world

Energy Star™ light bulbs, lighting fixtures and ceiling fans introduced

Eye Saver™ light bulb

First consumer LCD TV 1080p monitor introduced

Slim, eco and vivid LED TV’s introduced

Innovative, dependable residential and commercial solar power systems

Rugged, hardworking generators for home or work

The Westinghouse 4K 110″ Ultra High-Definition TV

Introducing the power-anything, go-anywhere WH2000i Digital Inverter Generator

Digital LED-based 4k Interactive Whiteboards