Description: Portrait of Charles M. Hall (1863-1914), ca. 1890. A graduate of Oberlin College, Hall discovered the electrolytic method of producing aluminum cheaply for commercial use in 1886. He began working for the Pittsburgh Reduction Company, later known as the Aluminum Company of America, and became vice president in 1890. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL03886 Subjects: Oberlin College; Ohio Economy--Science and Technology; Inventors--Ohio
Description: Benjamin Garver Lamme (1864-1924) was born near Springfield, Ohio, and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1888. He spent most of his life working for the Westinghouse Electric Company as an inventor and a developer of electrical machinery. He pioneered the design of rotary converters, developed direct current railway motors, and produced the first commercially successful induction motor. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL03913 Subjects: Ohio Economy--Science and Technology; Inventors--Ohio Places: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)
Description: Portrait of Henry Archibald Tobey. Dr. Tobey was born in 1852 in Union County, Ohio. He was educated at Ohio Wesleyan University and the Miami Medical College of Cincinnati where he studied medicine. After he graduated in 1875, he partnered with Dr. Henry Conklin and worked as a general practitioner in Columbus, Ohio, until 1877, when became the assistant physician at the Columbus Asylum for the Insane with Dr. Richard Gundry. He remained there until 1880 when he was elected Superintendent of the Dayton Asylum for Insane. After four years he decided to return to being a general practitioner, but he didn’t remain there long, as he was soon made Superintendent of the new Toledo Hospital where he stay until 1891. He was reelected in 1892 and stayed Superintendent until he retired in 1906. He died two years later in August, 1908.
Dr. Tobey married Minnie Conklin in 1881 and they had three children: Helen, Alice, and Louise. In addition to his regular work he invented a steam trap, a gas meter, and a hot water heater, which were often used in hospitals.
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07659 Subjects: Hospitals--Ohio; Medicine; Inventors
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