Charles F. Brush, c. 1900


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Charles F. Brush, c. 1900

Charles F. Brush, 1849-1929, was a local inventor from Euclid Township. In 1880 Brush founded the Brush Electric Co., and founded the Brush Electric Light & Power Co. the very next year. In 1892 the former consolidated with Edison General Electric Co. to form the General Electric Co. (G.E.), while the latter consolidated with the Cleveland Electric Light Co. to form the Cleveland General Electric Co, which was the predecessor of the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. (C.E.I.).

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.


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