Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Henry F. Phillips
Born: 1890 in Portland, Oregon, USA
Death: 1958 (Age: 68)
Computer related contributions
- U.S. businessman and inventor responsible for popularizing the Phillips ("crosshead") screw and screwdriver to the point it was adopted by screwmakers and the auto industry.
- One of the first customers, in 1937, was General Motors for its Cadillac assembly-lines. By 1940, 85% of U.S. screw manufacturers had a license for the design.
Honors and awards
- The Phillips-head ("crosshead") screw and screwdriver are named after him