Willis Carrier

Engineer Willis Carrier Full Name: Willis Carrier
Nationality: American

Profession: Engineer
Why Famous: Willis Carrier was an American engineer who first developed modern air conditioning systems that helped revolutionise life in warmer climates.

Carrier invented the first air conditioning system for a printer in New York in 1902. After some improvements Carrier was granted a US patent for this in 1906.

In 1911 Carrier presented his "Rational Psychrometric Formulae" to the American Society of Engineers. His formula of the relationship between temperature, humidity and dew point remains definitive today.

In 1915 Carrier and six other engineers formed the Carrier Engineering Corporation, the company remains a major player in the industry.

Carrier went on to develop air-condition for large public spaces, such as picture theatres, shops and malls that would forever change the way people lived their lives.

Born: November 26, 1876
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Angola, New York, USA

Died: October 7, 1950 (aged 73)

Historical Events in the Life of Willis Carrier

  • 1906-01-02 Willis Carrier recieves a US patent for the world's first air conditioner
  • 1911-12-03 Willis Carrier presents his influencial "Rational Psychrometric Formulae" on air conditioning to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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