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Abandoned Carbide Mill, Lac Meech, Quebec
Province du Quebec

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Willson

Thomas Leopold "Carbide" Willson (March 14, 1860 – December 20, 1915) was a Canadian inventor.

He was born on a farm near Princeton, Ontario in 1860 and went to school in Hamilton, Ontario. By the age of 21, he had designed and patented the first electric arc lamps used in Hamilton. He moved to the United States in search of opportunities to sell his ideas.

In 1892, he discovered an economically efficient process for creating calcium carbide, which is used in the production of acetylene gas. In 1895, he sold his patent to Union Carbide.

Copyright: Martin Broomfield
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9256x4628
Taken: 08/11/2011
Uploaded: 08/11/2011
Updated: 24/03/2015


Tags: mill; carbide; rapids; forest; tree; provincial park
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