Nikola Tesla : LUSENET : Elevator Problem Discussion : One Thread

I recently found a video titled THE SECRET OF NIKOLA TESLA, I enjoyed it very much and would like to know more about him. He was a father of the AC motor along with George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison was the DC man with General Electric. He wanted to harness the power from the sky among other things.

-- Jim (, March 07, 2004


why dont you take that shit somewhere else and quit fucking up this site with your bullshit

-- Bill (, March 07, 2004.

WELL EXCUSE ME!!!!!!!!!.....isnt AC and DC motor theory a large part of our industry....In the dim dark days when I did my apprenticeship I remember having to learn about TESLA ...Ive gotta be honest and say I dont remember much...(the dim dark days also involved a lot of consuming of alcohol)...and that langauge certainly doesnt belong on this site.

-- dayle (, March 08, 2004.

More info is available in Elevator World's online museum. If he is right to be on their site, he's OK here too. Work safe, Kirk

-- R. Kirk Muller (, March 09, 2004.

Every elevator tech., in his or her career, should take the time to learn about Tesla. He was a true genius, but his pride, arrogance and eccentricities were his downfall. Your interest deserves applause, not ridicule. I am sure Bill the elevator man must have only stacked rails his whole career. There are websites that will tell you how to make a Tesla coil from an old microwave. Try it

-- Mack (, March 12, 2004.

Response to Tesla

Jim,It has been years since reading about Nikola Tesla. As you are aware he is the "father" of our electrical distribution system. He worked for Edison when he first came to the U.S. But they could not agree on what type of electricity to use. After Edison fired him he went to George Westinghouse and made him another fortune. The books are excellent reading. He was an interesting man. Fred P.S. Bill, manners are aquired. There are good books about that also.

-- Fred (, March 14, 2004.

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