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 Gustaf de Laval (1845-1913)

Gustaf de Laval (1845-1913).  Swedish engineer and inventor.

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Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval was a prolific Swedish inventor of the same caliber as Thomas Edison.  He made a wide variety of important practical contributions ranging from dairy equipment to steam turbines.  The  de Laval nozzle  used in modern rocketry is named after him.      Gustaf de Laval
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