However, his mind became enthralled with electricity, and he soon began a career with a telephone company as an electrical engineer. It was not long before his mind started to produce designs for machines involving electricity. The first of many was for an induction motor. "While in Strassbourg in 1883, he privately built a prototype of the induction motor and ran it successfully. Unable to interest anyone in Europe in promoting this radical device, Tesla accepted an offer to work for Thomas Edison in New York" (Vujovic).
With the discovery of electricity provided by Thomas Edison others were trying to elaborate on his ideas. Nikola Tesla was the most prominent but he certainly wasn’t the first or last. Although he is claimed to be the founder of the alternating current there were ideas for similar to his theories floating around in Italy as well as Russia. For instance, William Stanley Jr. designed a practical device to transfer AC power and papers from Galileo Ferraris explained the rotating magnetic fields which further lead to induction motors. These contributed heavily to the final design constructed by Nikola Tesla himself as well as a plethora of other mini contraptions made by a copious amount of inventors around the globe.
He opposed the old and imagined the new, battling with Edison in “The Current Wars” and filing for hundreds of patents. Nikola Tesla was a man of many inventions inventing a practical use for AC current, imagining and establishing revolutionary technologies, and furthering the scientific applications of radio. Nikola Tesla, despite his many contributions, is still unrecognized in history. Nikola Tesla was able to invent a practical use for AC or alternating current, which was revolutionary at the time. In fact, as a young man attending the Polytechnic Institute, upon hearing about AC, he was determined to make it practical despite his professor, Professor Poeschl, telling him it was impossible (“Dommermuth-Costa” 36).
Today, Edison is mainly accredited and renowned for the invention of the light bulb. However, without Edison’s contributions to the creation of the light bulb it is undoubtable that different versions of the light bulb would still be invented. In fact, one man had already created his own version. Nakagawa exclaims, “Joseph Swain was installing them in homes and landmarks in England years before Edison got his light bulb patented and working. Edison was buying out other people’s patents and when Swain eventually sued Edison and won, Edison had to take him in as a partner in Edison's British company.” (Nakagawa 1).
Nikola Tesla, who lived from the year 1856 to 1943, was born in what is now Croatia, but what used to be part of the Austrian Empire, in 1856. He was a dynamic American innovator and inventor. As a young man, he worked for the Budapest Telephone Exchange, a telegraphing company. There he gained vital experience in the field of electronic science. In 1882 Tesla moved to France where he took a job with the Continental Edison Company.
Tesla set the world on a course into the twenty first century a hundred years prior to the new millennium. His life proves that being famous does not make you the greatest. If Nikola Tesla never shared his interest in electricity with the world, this essay would probably not have been types over a Wi-Fi signal on a wireless laptop that charges with AC power. Nikola Tesla may not be a household name, but that does not mean his idea are not used every day in our households.
The Tesla coil, which he invented in 1891, is widely used today in radio and television sets and other electronic equipment for wireless communication. That year also marked the date of Tesla's United States citizenship. Brilliant and eccentric, Tesla was then at the peak of his inventive powers. He managed to produce new forms of generators, transformers, he invented the fluorescent light, and he became extremely involved with the wireless transmission of power. During the 1880a and 1890's Tesla and Edison became rivals, fighting to develop there inventions as quickly as possible.
Tesla was given an empty promise and had no money to keep a perfectly running company, but besides that point he still formed a company ,“Tesla Electric & light Manufacturing” in 1886. People started to recognize Tesla and a few wealthy men gave donations to him for research. A Banker name... ... middle of paper ... ...ll, Donald. “Nikola Tesla’s Investigation of high frequency phenomena and Radio communication(part 1)” Mental and scape. 1972.
However, the invention did not sell well and he made a promise to never invent a product that might... ... middle of paper ... ...after his death (Kleinman, 2013). For example, a scientist called Guglielmo Marconi, who actually used Tesla’s technology, claimed that he invented the radio (ibid.). It was only months after Tesla’s death that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed and recognized Tesla as the inventor of the radio (ibid.). As has been shown, it seems very likely that Thomas Alva Edison is not ‘The Greatest Inventor’. Although research on this subject has been carried out extensively, it has not been possible to cover all the inventors that have worked with Thomas Edison and the inventions that have been wrongly credited to him.
He passed in the Hotel New Yorker, room 3327 on the 33rd floor (source). Although he died without his fortune, he was long remembered. Long after his death, Tesla was recognized for his visions, his dreams, and his ambitions. Through his discoveries, the modern electrical era was born. Lance Armstrong even spoke highly of Tesla, “The world will wait a long time for Nikola Tesla’s equal in achievement and imagination.” (source) When two great minds clash, the entire world takes notice.