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George Brayton

AKA George Bailey Brayton

Born: 3-Oct-1830
Birthplace: Little Compton, RI
Died: 17-Dec-1892
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Inventor, Engineer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Brayton cycle engine

George Brayton designed the first continuous ignition combustion engine to be commercially manufactured, a two-stroke engine that could be powered by either kerosene or gasoline. Patented in 1872 and sold as "Brayton's Ready Motor", it introduced the process of continuous combustion (now called the Brayton cycle) which formed the basis for development of the gas turbine engine. Brayton's machine made headlines in scientific journals of his time, but it was superceded within a few years by Nikolaus Otto's engine, a more efficient and far quieter design.

Father: William Brayton
Mother: Minerva Bailey Brayton
Sister: Sarah Brayton
Brother: Francis Brayton
Sister: Isadore Brayton Miller
Brother: James Luther Brayton

    English Ancestry



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