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"One of America's most respected companies began with an invention by two men, Stephen Wilxcox and his lifelong friend, George Herman Babcock. Their invention, the water-tube boiler, would make steam power safe for transportation at sea and the generation of large quantities of electrical power. From its inception in 1867, their company, Babcock & Wilcox, was known for its expertise, and for the first fifty years of its existence it dominated the power industry without a major competitor. Here is the documented history of one of the country's best companies, paralleling the chronological history of the steam power industry."
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Book Description Newt Publishing, 1999, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0967621909