Diagram of a Method of Regulation Apparatus for Producing Currents of High Frequency. N.d. PBS. Web. 11 Apr. 2015. We chose to use this illustration because one of Tesla’s inventions is shown in it.
Diagram of an Electrical Transformer. N.d. PBS. Web. 11 Apr. 2015. We chose to use this illustration as it depicts an electrical transformer, one of Tesla’s noteworthy inventions.
Diagram of an Electro Magnetic Motor. N.d. Twinkle Toes Engineering. Web. 11 Apr. 2015. This image depicts an electrical motor that could be run off of AC power. The invention of AC motors allowed for machines to be created that could run off of AC power. This led many factories to switch to AC power.
Edison, Thomas. Phonograph. Patent 200,521. 19 Feb. 1878. Print. We used several patents from Thomas Edison to show how influential he was. Edison was Tesla’s mentor for a short period and while they disagreed on many things Edison was important to Tesla’s life.
Edison, Thomas Alva. “Petition Signed by Thomas A. Edison for Sunday Openings at the World’s Columbian Exposition.” 3 Jan. 1893. MS. National Archives. Records of the U.S. Senate. When Tesla and Westinghouse won the bid to light the World’s Columbian Exposition it was a blow to Thomas Edison’s reputation and most likely his ego. Still Edison did not want to miss the opportunity to have his work on display at the exposition, as this shows. This letter and petition support the fair being open on Sundays so more people could marvel at the fair and Edison’s inventions.
Element14. N.p., 6 5 2013. Web. 11 Feb. 2015. We used this picture because we needed a photograph of the Colombian Exposition. The Westinghouse company used AC power to light up the exposition. We also read this post to gain a basic understanding of the world exposition and what it had to do with Tesla.
“Far Worse Than Hanging.” New York Times [New York] 7 Aug. 1890: 1. Print. We used excerpts from this article to show that even AC power was generally thought to be safer, there were incidents when AC power caused damage. During the first execution of a man using the electric chair, a used Westinghouse dynamo was used. This was probably the reason William Kemmler suffered so much and did not die immediately. Thomas Edison used this and public electrocutions of animals to try and discredit Tesla and Westinghouse, however it didn’t work and Westinghouse still got the contract to light the World’s Columbian Exhibition.
“First Execution by Electric Chair.” History. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2015. We found two primary sources on this site that we used on the William Kemmler execution page. One was a photograph of Kemmler sitting in the electric chair and the doctors surrounding him, and the other was the front page of the Daily News telling the world the first electric chair had been used. We felt it was important to include this images because it showed other ways AC power was used. When Westinghouse and Tesla heard how their equipment was used they were very upset.
“Interview with Nikola Tesla from 1899.” Freedom Technology. N.p., 1899. Web. 6 Nov. 2014. This source provided is with the quote “Everything is Electricity. First was the light, endless source from which points out material and distribute it in all forms that represent the Universe and the Earth with all its aspects of life. Black is the true face of Light, only we do not see this. It is remarkable grace to man and other creatures. One of its particles possesses light, thermal, nuclear, radiation, chemical, mechanical and an unidentified energy. It has the power to run the Earth with its orbit. It is true Archimedean lever.” We included this quote because we felt that it accurately represented Tesla’s opinion on electricity.
Nikola Tesla’s Complete Autobiography. Tony van Roon, 2003. Web. 11 Feb. 2015. This was one of our most important sources. This is a complete autobiography by Tesla himself. We took a lot of information and used it as primary sources. Tesla talked about his early life and all the challenges that he had faced.
Nikola Tesla’s Family at Their Home in Smiljan. N.d. The Melting Thought. Web. 10 Feb. 2015. We used this image to show Tesla’s humble beginnings in Croatia.
Nikola Tesla sitting by a Tesla Coil. N.d. CiudadParanormal1. Web. 2 Feb. 2015. We used this source for one of the pictures which we used as the background for the site’s header. The picture shows Tesla reading under his Tesla Coil. It contains many of the things we talk about throughout the website.
Tesla, Nikola. Electro Magnetic Motor. Patent 381969. 1 May 1888. Print. We used this patent in our website because we thought it was very important to include Tesla’s actual work. We found a website that had all of Tesla’s and Edison’s patents and tried to include as many relevant ones as possible.
- - -. Fountain. Patent 1113716. 13 Oct. 1914. Print. This is another patent of Tesla’s that we looked at while creating our website. We liked that it was an invention of Tesla’s that wasn’t as well know as his other work.