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Reuben N. Trane, Relief, [Plaster]

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Title

Reuben N. Trane, Relief, [Plaster]

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

Plaster portrait relief of Ruben Trane. Text on the plaster is "Ruben N Trane 1886-1954 Engineer Inventor Leader".

Definition: inventor, manufacturer, business executive, b. La Crosse. He graduated from the Univ. of Wisconsin (B.S., 1910), and from 1910 to 1913 worked as a sales engineer. In 1913 he helped to organize the Trane Co. in La Crosse, manufacturers of heating and ventilating equipment. Trane was president of this firm (1916-1951) and chairman of the board of directors (1951-1953). A holder of numerous patents for heating and ventilating, he was instrumental in developing convector-type heaters, aluminum aircraft radiators, the heating and ventilating equipment for ships, airplanes, and industrial plants, and mechanical-refrigeration equipment for railroad cars. Under his leadership, the firm became one of the largest manufacturers in La Crosse and eventually opened branches in Scranton, Pa., and Toronto, Canada. Who's Who in Amer., 27 (1952); F. L. Holmes, et al., eds., Wis. (5 vols., Chicago, 1946); La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 7, 1954.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

N/A

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Type

Sculpture
Relief (Sculpture)

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

38" x 31" x 3"

Materials

Plaster

Catalog Number

1999.066

Object Location

Storage Room B - M2

Provenance

10/25/1999 gifted to MFSM