PROFESSOR THADDEUS LOWE

INVENTIONS AND INDUSTRY

Ice Machine Patent Granted by England

 

NH Inventor Brings a Chill to the Deep South

Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe was just as unusual as his name. Lowe was son of a cobbler, born in Jefferson, NH. He left an apprenticeship at age 11 seeking freedom to study. After years spent as a “Professor” demonstrating scientific phenomena in a traveling show, Lowe became a pioneer in the field of aeronautics, with the goal of building a trans Atlantic airship. Lowe was hired by President Lincoln to found the army’s air reconnaissance efforts. Lowe’s flights are credited as being a precursor to the Air Force. After the war, he experimented with the cooling properties of compressed gases and developed a Carbon Dioxide cooled commercial ice-making machine, for which he was granted British Patent No. 952. His commercially produced ice was first sold in Dallas, TX in 1866.


INDEX PAGE

BEFORE THE WAR

CIVIL WAR YEARS

INVENTIONS AND INDUSTRY

NORRISTOWN PENNSYLVANIA YEARS

PASADENA CALIFORNIA YEARS

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY

AFTER THE RAILWAY

LOWE FAMILY

BOOKS ABOUT LOWE

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

EVENTS AND REUNIONS

ARTIFACTS AND HISTORY

ENCYCLOPEDIA BIOGRAPHY

ACCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

LINKS TO OTHER THADDEUS LOWE WEBSITES