['kɔːlɪs], George Henry, amerikanischer Maschinenbauer, * Easton (N. Y.) 2. 6. 1817, ✝ Providence (R. I.) 21. 2. 1888; schuf die Drehschiebersteuerung (Corlisssteuerung) für Kolbendampfmaschinen (Patent 1849), die technisch bahnbrechend wirkte.

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