Inventor (George Westinghouse)
Hydroelectric Power at Niagara Falls
Gas Shock Absorbers
Improved Incandescent Light Bulb
Table of Contents
1-The inventor: 3
1.1- History and Inventions 3
1.2- Awards and Honors: 4
2- Hydroelectric Power at Niagara Falls: (1893-1899) 5
3- Transformer 6
4- Gas shock absorber: 8
5- Improved Incandescent light bulb: 8
6- References: 9
1.1- History and Inventions
George Westinghouse Jr. was a great inventor and pioneer in the electrical industry. Westinghouse was born in Central Bridge, New York, in 1846, the eighth of ten children. His father, also named George, manufactured farm…
All of these men were American scientist and businessman who helped Tesla advance his research or career. Thomas Edison allowed Tesla to showcase his talent even though he eventually gave him nothing for his work. “Tesla promptly quit and took a job digging ditches. But it wasn’t long before word got out the Tesla’s AC motor was worth investing in, and teh Western Union Company put Tesla to work in a lab..” (King, pg. 2). Tesla’s time with Thomas allowed him to get exposure and move on to…
Fortuitously in 1887, Tesla’s alternating current system captivated George Westinghouse, who was pursuing long-distance energy to supply the nation with, purchased Tesla’s patents, provided stocks in Westinghouse’s company and additionally manufactured a lab for him. As the rivalry between Edison and Westinghouse emerged, Tesla decided to continue his work and patent a variety of inventions. The most famous invention yet was named the “Tesla Coil”, which is a platform for wireless technology and…
The inventor Nikola Tesla lived from July 10, 1856 to January 7, 1943, he was a well-known engineer who designed the alternating-current (AC) electric system. He was born in what is now Croatia; he came to the United States in 1884 and worked for Thomas Edison for a while before they both went their separate ways. Tesla sold several patent rights to George Westinghouse; one of those was his AC machinery. During Tesla’s career he discovered, designed and developed ideas for a number…
handsomely if he were to improve Edison’s DC dynamos. Tesla finally did present a solution to Edison but instead of financial reward, Edison objected, saying, it was just “American humor.” After which Tesla decided to quit. 
He struggled to begin his own company named the Tesla Electric Light Company. Between 1887 and 1888 he was given a surplus of 30 patents for his innovations and found financial backers who were ready to support his research into alternating current. He was invited to…
After Tesla ended his correspondence with Edison, he went on to work with an inventor and entrepreneur named George Westinghouse. Here, he established a laboratory, Tesla Electric Light, where he improved on his alternating current motor. He also began to work on inventions that were not possible without the motor, such as the Tesla coil, a high voltage electrical transformer, which is still used in radio technology today. In building it, Tesla wanted to bring power to the world, wirelessly.…
Nikola Tesla was a phenomenal engineer and inventor, who may have had some mental issues but never let that prevent him from doing amazing things. My interest in Nikola Tesla comes from his work including electric power. As an electrical engineer I am obviously interested in electricity myself. When he was nineteen years of age he started studying electrical engineering at Polytechnic Institute at Graz in Austria. There he was an excellent student.
In June of 1884, Tesla traveled to New York…
Who was a better inventor LeoNardo DA Vinci or Thomas Edison?
It has been long debated on who was a better inventor, Leonardo DA Vinci or Thomas Edison? Thomas Edison might have been a leading inventor in his time, because he created the light bulb but that was really his main achievement. Leonardo DA Vinci was better because he had more inventions, better known for his work, and he was specialized in many lines of inventing.
Now you really need to think Thomas Edison was responsible for…
Technological innovations had a major impact on the U.S during the Gilded Age. Our major inventors were Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla. Thomas Edison invented the DC light bulb however, Nicola Tesla invented the AC light bulb.
Tesla worked under Edison as his apprentice when he was working on the light bulb. While Tesla was under Edison, JP Morgan was trying to find an industry that he could rise from the ground, and that's when he found Edison with electricity and the light bulb. JP…
The Spirit Phone
After the carnage of World War I, spiritualism was undergoing a revival, and many people hoped science could provide a means to contact lost loved ones. Edison himself was not a believer and admitted he had no idea if a spirit world even existed. Edison corresponded with British inventor Sir William Crookes, who claimed to have captured images on "spirit photographs." Edison was intrigued. Edison took the idea of the telephone and the telegraph a bit further and announced in…