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John F. Peters

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John F. Peters
Peters and his klydonograph, pictured in Popular Science, August 1929
John Findley Peters[1]

(1884-09-11)September 11, 1884[2]
near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedOctober 31, 1969(1969-10-31) (aged 85)[3]
AwardsIEEE Edison Medal (1953)

John Findley Peters (September 11, 1884 – October 31, 1969) was an American electrical engineer known for his invention of the Klydonograph. He began his career at Westinghouse Electric in 1904.[4] He received the IEEE Edison Medal for "contributions to the fundamentals of transformer design, his invention of the Klydonograph, his contributions to Military Computers and for his sympathetic understanding in the training of young engineers". He was also awarded the Franklin Institute's Edward Longstreth Medal in 1929.[5]


  1. ^ American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1954). Electrical Engineering. 73. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  2. ^ "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Image United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11860-66452-7". Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  3. ^ Social Security Death Index.
  4. ^ "John F. Peters ENGINEER - SCIENTIST". Engineering Education. American Society for Engineering Education. 43: 130. 1952. ISSN 0022-0809. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  5. ^ "Franklin Laureate Database - Edward Longstreth Medal 1929 Laureates". Franklin Institute. Retrieved 2011-11-16.[permanent dead link]
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