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Nikola Tesla was born in Smilijan, Austrian Croatia on July 10, 1856. Tesla's father was a priest at church and owned a large library. Tesla had one big brother, two big sisters, and one young sister. Tesla loved books. The Tesla's family had a cat named "Macak". One winter night, as Tesla stroked the cat's fur, he saw the electric shock; static charge. Tesla had the interest in electricity since then. During Tesla's second year at College; Polytechnic School in 1877, Tesla's professor brought in the Gramme Dynamo which worked with direct current (DC) electricity. Tesla started thinking of creating an effective Alternating Current (AC) generator and motor while his professor relied on Direct Current (DC) electricity. Tesla worked at the Budapest telephone company. Tesla repaired equipment and learned about Induction which would soon play a part in Tesla's first great scientific discovery. Tesla met Charles Batchelor at the Edison Continental Company and he arranged a job for Tesla in New York in 1884. Tesla came to United State in 1884 and worked for Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison used DC system, but he showed little interest in Tesla's AC system. Tesla started the Tesla Electric Company in 1887 and filed the first patent; AC induction motors, then circuits, Tesla's AC generator and so on. Tesla sold his AC patents to George Westinghouse in 1888. Tesla's AC motors and generators were used for the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893 and the first AC hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls in 1894. Tesla continuously studied in electricity; high-frequency alternating current and radio. Tesla created the Tesla coils. Tesla had his financial problems in his late life. Tesla's best friends were pigeons. Tesla had the traffic accident, and broke three of his ribs in 1937. Tesla died at the Hotel New Yorker on January 7 in 1943. Tesla was diligent because he worked from 10:30 a.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning. He was curious about science and his ideas were endless. He was handsome, tall and well-dressed, and wore neat, stylish clothes. The U.S. Supreme Court ironically ruled that Tesla was the true inventor of radio after his death, but not Guglielmo Marconi. "It is fully all that was promised. It is one of the wonders of the century. ...The plant and the prospect of future development in electrical science, and the more ordinary uses of electricity, are my ideals."


July 10, 1856 - Tesla was born1875 - Attended the Polytechnic School1881 - Worked at the Budapest telephone company1882 - Worked at the Edison Continental Company1884 - Met Charles Batchelor - Came to United States - Worked for Thomas Edison1887 - Started the Tesla Electric Company1888 - Sold the patents on Tesla's AC motors and power generation to George Westinghouse1900 - Received the radio patent.Jan. 7, 1943 - Died

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Nikola Tesla started the Tesla Electric Company in New York City, built AC induction motors, power generators and transformers, and filed his patents in 1887. Tesla spent his time of 1888 and 1889 to make the Tesla's motor work with the Westinghouse AC system at the Westinghouse Electric Company. Tesla's motor worked the best with the Westinghouse AC system in several years. Tesla held at least 300 patents. Tesla received Edison Medal in 1917.

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Tesla's AC motors and power generators were used for the first AC hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls. The plant provided electricity long distances to cities around the country.

Nikola Tesla was the true inventor of AC motors, power generators, transformers, radio and robotic vessels.

Martin GurevRoom 11May 1, 2015




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