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 Laurens Hammond

Laurens Hammond

Birth
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Jul 1973 (aged 78)
Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Cornwall Hollow, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 89881286 · View Source
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Engineer, Businessman, Music Innovator. He was the founder and president of Hammond Organ Company. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Cornwell University, he is known for being the inventor of homonymous electromechanical organ. The realization of this portable instrument was the result of his idea of introducing the people to the pleasure of making music, and the reason of his economic success. During the World War II, he contributed develop the system for remote control of the trajectory of the missiles, obtained the patent of the infrared sensors to guide the bombs and has invented a new type of gyroscope.

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  • Originally Created by: Lucy & Chris
  • Added: 10 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89881286
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Laurens Hammond (11 Jan 1895–3 Jul 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89881286, citing Cornwall Hollow Cemetery, Cornwall Hollow, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .