Carl von Linde – Invented 1st Successful Compressed Ammonia Refrigerator

Name: Carl Paul Gottfried von Linde Birth Date:  June 11, 1842 - November 16, 1934 Job Functions: Engineer, Inventor Fields: Engineering Known For: Inventing First Successful Compressed Ammonia Refrigerator Carl von Linde was an inventor who was able to make a commercial success of his invention. For instance, he invented refrigerators that used either methyl ether or ammonia as coolants, and was able to sell 12,000 units. What was it about Linde that made him able to successfully blend science with entrepreneurship? Most inventors are not entrepreneurs. This mini bio of Carl von Linde looks at his background. What can you learn from … [Read more...]