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In 1676, Sir Isaac Newton wrote "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants." In this blog, we take Newton's words to heart, and recognize the many great engineers and scientists upon whose shoulders we stand.

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David Crosthwait

Posted February 07, 2010 9:30 AM by nsbe

David Crosthwait was born in May 27, 1898 and holds 39 patents in the U.S. and 80 patents internationally for his advances in air ventilation, and heating and cooling methods for such devices such as air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems. In 1913 he earned his Bachelors of Science, and later continued his education and earned a Masters of Engineering at Purdue University where he became an instructor later in life. He was also responsible for writing several manuals, guides, and codes around heating and cooling systems that set standards in his day. He also designed the heating systems for Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. In addition to his many patents and contributions, he received an honorary doctoral degree in 1975 a year before his death. The fruits of his advances benefit many around the world every day.

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