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Getting Traction, 1884 to 1888: Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company and the Richmond Union Passenger Railway

Frederick Dalzell

in Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter examines Frank Sprague's inventions and business ventures during the period from 1884 to 1888. It discusses Sprague's founding of the Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company (SERM) in ... More


Assessing Richmond: Beyond Invention

Frederick Dalzell

in Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter examines the contribution of Frank Sprague's electric railcar project for the Richmond Union Passenger Railway. It suggests that while the project cannot be considered a heroic ... More


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