first modern documentary on the beginnings and growth of
General Electric through the life of early founding father
E.W. Rice Jr. and his family. E.W. helped develop electric
arc light systems with legend Elihu Thomson. Together
they went on to make other monumental moves such as the hiring
of C.P. Steinmetz, the founding of the GE Research
Lab, dealing with the first labor unions, and founding RCA.
Martin Rice was a founder of modern corporate communications
and public relations at GE. Chester W. Rice, E.W.'s son, led
the world into a new age of scientific engineering with his
development of the hydrogen filled condenser and the world's
first audio amplifiers and speakers.Voiceover by Joe
Doolittle. DVD Length: 1 hour
the story of the amazing life of Harold Chestnut - pioneer in
automatic control systems. Control Engineering guides
almost everything in our lives today. From rocket guidance to
the thermostat in our houses control engineers have changed
our world. Hal Chestnut wrote some of the early books on control
and system engineering. See interviews with some of the world's
best control and systems engineers on both sides of the iron
curtain who worked with Hal. See stories including: the B-29
automatic turret, the formation of IFAC, the rise
of Cold War tensions, working with the Apollo program,
the formation of the IEEE, Hal's world peace initiative,
and more. Voiceover by Ernie Tetrault
DVD Length: 1 hour
Guy Suits loved flying his seaplane in the Adirondacks, but
there is much more to this renaissance man. He was an engineer
and later manager of the massive GE Research Lab during the
middle of the 20th century. Learn about the reorganization of
the lab, it's move to Niskayuna, and the exciting developments
which happened there in his time. Suits joined the lab in the
1930's and worked with some of GE's best early engineers. Voiceover
by Ernie Tetrault. DVD Length: 30 minutes
worked on superconductors during the exciting post 1950's period.
He worked with GE's magnet team, which developed the world's
first 100,000 gauss magnet. Later some from the group split
to form Intermagnetics General. Intermagnetics General developed
some of the world's most advanced MRI's in it's time. They were
involved in the planning of a Maglev Train from NYC to Boston.
Follow the ups and downs of running a startup in this story.
The first part of the documentary details Mr. Rosner's incredible
story of survival through the Holocaust at Buchenwald. Voiceover
by Jack Aernecke. DVD
Length: 42 minutes
Fitzroy has contributed to the world through her work in heat
transfer technology. He has developed nuclear submarines, rockets,
motors, and more. She was the first president in the history
of the ASME and is honored worldwide as a top engineer in her
field. This documentary will be available in June 2013. DVD
Length: 30 minutes
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the short video below to learn what the series is about.
GE Pioneers of Electricity 1850-1950 Below: a short
video featuring most of the great early pioneers of GE and some of what
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