He was great in "Jaws," but who knew he had another career?
Ha ha! I know, what a larf. Of course it's a different fellow; this was a familiar nameplate for consumers, and it's still around. History:
In 1899, inspired by necessity, Frederick W. Robertshaw invented the thermostat. Then he founded a manufacturing company to make it. A century later, and still inspired by our founder, Robertshaw has been awarded more than 2,000 patented inventions. Naturally, a few things have changed since the first thermostat. But the inspiration to develop new inventions hasn’t. The father of our company inspired us to become a global leader in the appliance controls industry. Our ability to custom design innovative electronic and electromechanical controls to meet customers’ needs is without equal.
This entry on thermostats would suggest Mr. Robertshaw wasn't exactly the inventor of the thermostat. At all.