Science: Sperry Bright

U. S. engineering, through its major body, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, annually singles out one of its members for highest honors and presents him with a medal established in 1902 in memory of John Fritz, iron and steel pioneer. It has given the Fritz medal to Lord Kelvin (transatlantic cables), George Westinghouse (air brakes), Alexander Graham Bell (telephones). Last week it designated a slender little man from whose brain have sprung electric arc lights, electric carriages, gyroscopes, super-search-lights, compound Diesel engines. It named Elmer Ambrose Sperry and specifically recognized his...

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