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Nikola Tesla’s Corner

"A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers 13" by Nikola Tesla - http://www.tfcbooks.com/tesla/1888-05-16.htm. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_New_System_of_Alternating_Current_Motors_and_Transformers_13.gif#/media/File:A_New_System_of_Alternating_Current_Motors_and_Transformers_13.gif
“A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers 13” by Nikola Tesla – http://www.tfcbooks.com/tesla/1888-05-16.htm. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_New_System_of_Alternating_Current_Motors_and_Transformers_13.gif#/media/File:A_New_System_of_Alternating_Current_Motors_and_Transformers_13.gif

The other day, I noticed in passing that the corner of 40th and 6th Avenue, just outside Bryant Park had been designated Nikola Tesla Way. I felt a momentary pride, as Tesla’s history is somehow integral to my memories.  I did a school paper on him in my teens; he was from Yugoslavia, too, and, like me, he became a New Yorker. Of course, unlike me, he was a physicist and futurist of great renown.

There was a time when Nikola Tesla’s name was not synonymous almost exclusively with a motor car. Tesla was a well-known inventor whose undisputed genius contributed greatly to the science of our times.

Tesla is responsible for the energy alternative to Edison’s less efficient model; AC is a better model than Edison’s direct current for harnessing electric energy. Tesla also created the alternarting current electro-magnetic motor; the Tesla Coil, the Tesla Turbine, the Tesla Oscilator  along with Remote Control are all his inventions, and there were many more. 

Despite his achievements, Tesla’s eccentricities alientated many of his supporters in the corporate world, including his patron JP Morgan. In 1943, at the age of 86, Tesla died alone and impoverished in the New Yorker Hotel. After his death, he fell into relative obscurity. Many of his inventions and ideas never came into practical use. The odd showman-inventor who dazzled in the 1890’s, again re-emerged in the popular imagination in the 1990’s.

The Tesla Society aims to preserve his heritage, and champion his achievements.

Reprinted from https://cleanlists.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/nikola-teslas-corner/

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The other day, I noticed in passing that the corner of 40th and 6th Avenue, just outside Bryant Park had been designated Nikola Tesla Way. I felt a momentary pride, as Tesla’s history is somehow integral to my memories.  I did a school paper on him in my teens; he was from Yugoslavia, too, and, like me, he became a New Yorker. Of course, unlike me, he was a physicist and futurist of great renown.

There was a time when Nikola Tesla’s name was not synonymous almost exclusively with a motor car. Tesla was a well-known inventor whose undisputed genius contributed greatly to the science of our times.

Tesla is responsible for the energy alternative to Edison’s less efficient model; AC is a better model than Edison’s direct current for harnessing electric energy. Tesla also created the alternarting current electro-magnetic motor; the Tesla Coil, the Tesla Turbine, the Tesla Oscilator  along with…

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