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Leaded Gasoline: The Story or Thomas Midgley, Jr.
Creator: Robert Bacon Category: Environmental Issues, Local History Publisher: arkiver2 Published: 13 Feb, 2017 Tags:automobiles | Beaver Falls | podcast | CHECK IT OUT
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Thomas Midgley, Jr was considered a genius of his time, but now we know better.

Thomas Midgley, Jr. was born on May 18, 1889 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, a quiet, comely river town 31 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. A curious, athletic, and affable lad, Thomas flourished under the tutelage of his inventor father. He would later attend Cornell University, where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. It was here that Thomas took to carrying a periodic table with him at all times, a tool that would prove much more useful to him than a mechanic’s wrench.

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