Reuben Trane

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Birthday
13, 1886
Birthplace
La Crosse, WI
Death Date
Sep 5, 1954 (67)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1886
Birthplace
La Crosse, WI
Death Date
Sep 5, 1954 (67)

About

Co-founder with his father of the Trane heating and air conditioning company.

Before Fame

His father created a novel low-pressure heating system to help with the state's brutal winters, and Reuben, just back from college studying mechanical engineering, helped him patent and sell it.

Trivia

He and his father began selling some of the first air conditioners and soon moved into heating and cooling for ships, planes, trains, and factories.

Family Life

His father James Trane was a Norwegian immigrant who opened his own plumbing shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1885.

Associated With

He and Elmer Winter, co-founder of the Manpower staffing agency, were both Wisconsin-born entrepreneurs.