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History

History

Time period:

1935-1945

A Decade Of Firsts

A number of GE innovations helped us see our world differently, from the first fluorescent lamp and "invisible glass" to the first television network, and radar which let us "see" twenty miles away, even at night! More GE firsts in aviation brought us the first U.S. turboprop, autopilot, and the first U.S. jet engine, while Howard Hughes set the record for transcontinental flight with an engine powered by GE.

  • 1935
  • 1942