Siemens, Sir (Charles) William

Siemens, Sir (Charles) William
orig. Karl Wilhelm Siemens

born April 4, 1823, Lenthe, Prussia
died Nov. 19, 1883, London, Eng.

German-born British engineer and inventor.

He immigrated to Britain in 1844. In 1861 he patented the open-hearth furnace (see open-hearth process), which was soon being widely used in steelmaking and eventually replaced the earlier Bessemer process. He also made a reputation and a fortune in the steel cable and telegraph industries and was a principal in the company that laid the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable (1866). His three brothers were also eminent engineers and industrialists (see Siemens AG).

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  • Sir Charles William Siemens — noun engineer who was a brother of Ernst Werner von Siemens and who moved to England (1823 1883) • Syn: ↑Siemens, ↑Karl Wilhelm Siemens • Instance Hypernyms: ↑engineer, ↑applied scientist, ↑technologist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Siemens, Sir William — ▪ British inventor in full  Charles William Siemens,  original name  Karl Wilhelm Siemens  born April 4, 1823, Lenthe, Prussia [now in Germany] died Nov. 19, 1883, London, Eng.  German born English engineer and inventor, important in the… …   Universalium

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  • Siemens — /see meuhnz/; Ger. /zee meuhns/, n. 1. (Ernst) Werner von /erddnst verdd neuhrdd feuhn/, 1816 92, German inventor and electrical engineer. 2. his brother, Sir William (Karl Wilhelm Siemens), 1823 83, English inventor, born in Germany. * * * (as… …   Universalium

  • siemens — /see meuhnz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Elect. the SI unit of electrical conductance, equal to the reciprocal of the ohm and replacing the equivalent MKS unit (mho). Abbr.: S [1930 35; named after Sir W. SIEMENS] * * * (as used in expressions)… …   Universalium

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  • siemens — ► NOUN Physics ▪ the SI unit of conductance, equal to the reciprocal of one ohm of resistance. ORIGIN named after the German born British engineer Sir Charles William Siemens (1823 83) …   English terms dictionary

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