Chaps’ burning question is answered!

July 31st, 2007 - 10:10 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and air conditioning lovers: Chaps had a question this morning, on his Wisenheimer Wisdom Stage. It was, “who invented air-conditioning?” Well here is the answer. Willis Haviland Carrier.

In 1902, only one year after Willis Haviland Carrier graduated from Cornell University with a Masters in Engineering, the first air (temperature and humidity) conditioning was in operation, making one Brooklyn printing plant owner very happy. Fluctuations in heat and humidity in his plant had caused the dimensions of the printing paper to keep altering slightly, enough to ensure a misalignment of the colored inks. The new air conditioning machine created a stable environment and aligned four-color printing became possible. All thanks to the new employee at the Buffalo Forge Company, who started on a salary of only $10.00 per week.



In 1928, Willis Haviland Carrier developed the first residential ‘Weathermaker’, an air conditioner for private home use. The Great Depression and then WW2 slowed the non-industrial use of air conditioning. After the war, consumer sales started to grow again. The rest is history, cool and comfortable history.

Willis Haviland Carrier did not invent the very first system to cool an interior structure, however, his system was the first truly successful and safe one that started the science of modern air conditioning.

Thank you Willis: You make the Dogs Days bearable! Slurp. More Later…Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. August 3rd, 2007 | 1:05 pm

    Thumbnail navigation, and tons of hardcore. Now I ask you, what more could you ask for

    lady justice

  2. December 7th, 2007 | 8:14 pm

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