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Charles Franklin Kettering

Data de nascimento: 29. Agosto 1876
Data de falecimento: 25. Novembro 1958

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Charles Franklin Kettering foi um inventor e filósofo social estadunidense.

Nascido em uma comunidade fazendeira no meio-oeste, Kettering estudou engenharia na Universidade Estadual de Ohio. Em 1909, Kettering criou a Companhia de Laboratórios de Engenharia Dayton, ou Delco, com o co-fundador Edward A. Deeds. Ele desenvolveu o gerador Delco – que era uma fonte crucial de eletricidade para milhares de fazendas.

Algumas inovações são tão insípidas que quase parecem banais – e mesmo assim podem melhorar a vida de milhões de pessoas. Por exemplo, sem o desenvolvimento de Charles Kettering em 1911, talvez ainda se estivesse correndo para frente do carro para ligar o motor à mão.

A ignição elétrica de Kettering foi primeiramente instalada em um Cadillac, em 17 de fevereiro de 1911. Até então, os motoristas – ou um assistente com braços fortes – tinham que ligar o motor girando uma manivela. Esta foi apenas uma de suas invenções engenhosas.

Kettering patenteou mais de 140 inovações, incluindo acabamentos de laca para carros, combustível de chumbo, e a primeira máquina registradora operada eletricamente.

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Citações Charles Franklin Kettering

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„I am not worried about the future at all. I don't like to run it down. I don't like to think of it being too dark because I expect to spend all the rest of my life there and I don't want to have a nasty end to it.“

—  Charles Kettering
Context: You know, you read about the future. You can't help that. I don't look upon the future. I am not a politician. I am not worried about the future at all. I don't like to run it down. I don't like to think of it being too dark because I expect to spend all the rest of my life there and I don't want to have a nasty end to it. "Mr. Kettering's Talk", News and Views, General Motors Acceptance Corporation, General Exchange Insurance Corporation, Motors Insurance Corporation, 1936, p. 46 https://books.google.com/books?id=G2hEAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22the+rest+of+my+life+there%22 Variants: I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there, and I would like it to be a nice place, polished, bright, glistening, and glorious. Quoted in Professional Amateur: The Biography of Charles Franklin Kettering, by T. A. Boyd 1957, pp. 3–4 ( Internet Archive https://archive.org/stream/professionalamat013190mbp/professionalamat013190mbp_djvu.txt, Google Books https://books.google.com/books?id=42Ohg0wKaWsC&pg=PA4&dq=%22I+object+to+people+running+down+the+future%22) My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. Common, since 1947. Examples: Instruments and Control Systems, Volume 20, 1947, p. 374 https://books.google.com/books?id=gBonAAAAMAAJ&q=%22my+interest+is+in+the+future+because+i+am+going+to+spend+the+rest+of+my+life+there%22+kettering; " Biography: Charles Kettering http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/streamliners-kettering/", American Experience, PBS; The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives, by Eric Schmidt, , 2014, p. 337 https://books.google.com/books?id=SSWODQAAQBAJ&pg=PA337&q=kettering#v=onepage

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„The whole fun of living is trying to make something better.“

—  Charles Kettering
As quoted in Dynamic Work Simplification (1971) by W. Clements Zinck, p. 12

„We find that in research a certain amount of intelligent ignorance is essential to progress; for, if you know too much, you won't try the thing.“

—  Charles Kettering
quoted in Professional Amateur: The Biography Of Charles Franklin Kettering, Thomas Alvin Boyd, 1957 page 106 ( Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/professionalamat013190mbp)

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