|Willis Haviland Carrier (November 26, 1876 – October 6, 1950)|
Carrier was an American engineer and inventor, most widely known as the man who invented modern air conditioning. In Buffalo, New York, on July 17, 1902, in response to a quality problem experienced at the Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing & Publishing Company of Brooklyn, Willis Carrier submitted drawings for what became recognized as the world's first modern air conditioning system. The 1902 installation marked the birth of air conditioning because of the addition of humidity control, which led to the recognition by authorities in the field that air conditioning must perform four basic functions:
1.) control temperature; 2.) control humidity; 3.) control air circulation and ventilation; 4.) cleanse the air.
After several more years of refinement and field testing, on January 2, 1906, Carrier was granted U.S. patent No. 808897 on his invention, which he called an "Apparatus for Treating Air," the world's first spray-type air conditioning equipment. It was designed to humidify or dehumidify air, heating water for the first and cooling it for the second.
And the rest, as they say, is history . . .
Friday, July 20, 2012
Friday, July 20, 1934
We ironed. It sure was hot! Rita Mae, Olive and Warren, Mr. Constable and Raymond and Mother and Daddy and I had fish at Joe's.