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Elmer A. Sperry

Sperry Gyroscope Company

1910 - 1929

Fabricated Goods

1910 b. 1860
male
Personal
Born-Died1860 - 1930
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1910

A prolific inventor, Sperry was instrumental in creating technological advances in navigation. He invented gyroscopic compasses and stabilizers that became fundamental components for both ships and airplanes. His inventions were adopted by the United States Navy and became required safety instruments in the burgeoning airline industry.