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We've come a long way .... sort of.
« on: March 19, 2019, 12:06:32 PM »
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I found this old vest pocket book in a tool box bought at an auction.
Printed in 1901.
Was Tesla unrecognized at the time ? He's not pictured with the others ..... (I left that one pic large so you can view it and zoom in if you like)
BTW, no mention of LED's either ;D

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Re: We've come a long way .... sort of.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 03:29:56 AM »
An excellent piece of history. Strange that Tesla was not included with the greats - he was certainly very active with wireless transmissions development around 1901.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: We've come a long way .... sort of.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 07:53:36 AM »
Hi Tweakie, good to hear from you !
I've seen a documentary several times about Tesla. Amazing mind, and generous heart.
Seems he never received full recognition for his achievements.
Tesla is to electricity what Glenn Curtis was to aviation.
 
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 09:48:20 AM »
Hi Tweakie, good to hear from you !
I've seen a documentary several times about Tesla. Amazing mind, and generous heart.
Seems he never received full recognition for his achievements.
Tesla is to electricity what Glenn Curtis was to aviation.
 
Cheers,
Russ

Very true RC, very true. I think Tesla understood electricity more than all of the rest of them combined. Not saying any of their contributions were not great. Simple minds like mine need all the help they can get and they all contributed to helping. Well, maybe not Edison. He just had the bankers behind him and had enough entitlement mentality to take the work of others and claim as his own. But in the end Tesla won (as he should have) AC Vs. DC. I just hate he did not get the recognition he deserved while still living. I can't think of anyone that contributed more to modern society than Tesla. Maybe the inventor of the silicon chip but would they have gotten there without Tesla's previous work?

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Re: We've come a long way .... sort of.
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 10:06:53 AM »
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Hood and Tesla do have a lot in common.
Namely, engineering tremendous fire hazards.  ;D
(I may have just awakened a sleeping giant  ::) ) :)

 

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 11:19:37 AM »
I must admit that I had to Google Glenn Curtis  :-[
but...
Plus 1 for Hood  ;)
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.