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Go West, Young Man!

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195158687
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849826 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0003
Go West, Young Man!

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In May 1987, Solly Angel made an American journey and his major stop was the City of Rolling Hills, California, where Tommy Heinsheimer was the mayor. He was also a brilliant, self-assured, and rather dismissive aerospace engineer. He laughed at the scale project. After this, Angel had two leads: a company he found in the Thomas Register, Transducer Techniques, that was located in Rancho, California, within driving distance of Rolling Hills; and an old Bangkok hand, also called Tom, who was an electronics engineer and lived in New Hampshire. Going to Transducer Techniques resulted in the idea of a thin load cell, but there was still confusion on how it would work.

Keywords: thin load cell; Transducer Techniques; Tommy Heinsheimer; Rolling Hills; California; Solly Angel

Chapter.  3048 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Innovation

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