Henri Owen Tudor
Born in 1859 in Rosport, Henri Tudor was, from a very young age on, interested in electrical engineering and more particularly in lighting and in motors. Thomas Edison corresponded regularly with him and
recommended the use of an accumulator to store energy during hours of low consumption and to redistribute this energy during hours of high consumption.
In 1881, Henri Tudor was still a student when he succeeded in building the first Tudor Accumulator
which operated for 16 years without interruption.
In 1884, Henri Tudor developed the energy car, a mobile accumulator-motor device for multi-purpose use: an electric motor for isolated farms, circuses, itinerant movie installations, military camps, etc.
After having patented his electrical accumulator, Henri Tudor and his brother Hubert built the first electrical light power station in 1886 in Echternach. The station powered 120 lamps installed in homes of the village as well as public lighting. To produce the equipment necessary for this project, the two brothers and their cousin Nikolas Schalkenbach opened a small factory in Rosport.
After a life completely dedicated to research and innovation, Henri Tudor died on 31st of May 1928 of lead poisoning contracted during his research projects.
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