Charles Brush Biography
Charles Francis, electrician, inventor, was born March 17, 1849, in Euclid,
Ohio. The Brush system was a success from the start. Mr. Brush is a large owner
in the General Electric and in several other large corporations. Among his
inventions are the series are lamp, having a shunt circuit of high resistance:
which made lighting from central stations practicable; copper-plated carbons,
the automatic cut-out for are lights, the compound series shunt winding for
dynamos, the multiple carbon arc lamp, and the fundamental storage battery.
Fierce litigation has taken place over some of these inventions, but Dr. Brush's
patents have been, as a rule, fully sustained. He is president of the Euclid
Avenue National bank of Cleveland, Ohio,
Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1901) 164.