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[Fwd: [free_energy] Stanley first used AC lighting in 1886, not Tesla in 1890]

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  • erickrieg@verizon.net
    ... buddyrays_backporch@yahoogroups.com, free energy group
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 2, 2006
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      This is an interesting post that shows that maybe Tesla's early real inventions (vs his later still unproven crackpot claimed inventions) may not have been as original as I used to think:

      >From: "geb353@..." <geb353@...>
      >Date: 2006/10/02 Mon AM 01:04:06 CDT
      >To: buddy buddy <buddys_backroom@yahoogroups.com>
      >Cc: para para <para-discuss@yahoogroups.com>,
      free energy group <free_energy@yahoogroups.com>
      >Subject: [free_energy] Stanley first used AC lighting in 1886, not Tesla in 1890

      >William Stanley first used AC lighting in 1886,
      >not Tesla in 1890
      >(This was totally STUNNING news for me. I am
      >fully aware of the Tesla fanatics who have some
      >odd cult built up around him and am working on a
      >page to show how Tesla ripped off others for many
      >of his inventions (as did so many others,
      >Einstein, Edison, Bell, Marconi, etc.) and I
      >don't believe for a minute the 'vision in the
      >park' story about Teslas rotating magnetic field
      >inspiration. But, thanks to Joel Carlinksy, here
      >is some fascinating corrective information that
      >gives proper credit. For sure, READ the link
      >above if you are an unbiased truth seeker who
      >doesn't buy into all the new age BS dreamed up
      >about Tesla. Stick with the facts, FROM THE TIME!
      >- JWD)
      >Jerry, Tesla was not the first to build an A.C.
      >power plant. William Stanley had lit up the main
      >street of Great Barrington, Mass. A year before
      >Tesla designed his Niagara Falls station. Tesla
      >knew about Stanley and may have gotten the idea
      >for alternating current from him. / Stanley,
      >whose family still lives in Great Barrington, was
      >a rather shy and retiring character living way up
      >in the Berkshires, while Tesla was a flamboyant
      >c personality living in New York with access to
      >the national media, so he gets the credit.
      >Stanley also invented the vacuum flask thermos
      >bottle, which was made by a company owned by his
      >heirs until 1935 or so. His original apparatus is
      >on display in the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.
      >The G.B. Historical Society has a few pamphlets
      >about him. I took some of them to one of the
      >Tesla conferences in Colorado and spoke about
      >Stanleys' priority. All hell broke loose! I was
      >actually accused of being a govt. disinfo agent
      >trying to discredit Tesla so nobody would look
      >into his inventions more closely. The late Lilah
      >Parish, who was head of the G.B. H.S. told me
      >some stories about Stanley. Her uncle had worked
      >for him and got an electric shock once that
      >electroplated his arm with copper! What were they
      >working with in those days that could do
      >something like that? She said 3 engineers from
      >Westinghouse visited Stanley to look at his A.C.
      >system. One of them might have been Tesla, but if
      >not, he certainly would have heard about it since
      >he was working for Westinghouse at the time. With
      >all the hype about Tesla from the Teslaphiliacs,
      >it is time the facts came out. / First AC System
      >- "William Stanley invented the induction coil, a
      >transformer that creates alternating current
      >electricity. In the 1880s every electricity
      >distribution system used direct current (DC). The
      >problem is that DC transmission over long
      >distances is impractical, requires thick wires,
      >is dangerous and could not be used for lighting.
      >On the other hand, alternating current (AC)
      >systems did not have these drawbacks. AC voltage
      >systems could be varied by use of induction
      >coils, but no practical coil system had been
      >invented. Stanley's patent #349,611 changed all
      >this and became the prototype for all future
      >transformers. After Stanley left Pittsburgh, in
      >1886 he built the first AC system, providing
      >lighting for offices and stores on the Main
      >Street of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He
      >made transformers, auxiliary electrical
      >equipment, and electrical appliances. The Stanley
      >Electric Manufacturing Company was purchased by
      >General Electric in 1903."
      >'The Old Master'
      >@Dulcet Tone Service -- "NEW HOPE FOR THE WRETCHED"
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      >at the SOUND MILL
      >"The Lord has a plan for me... and it isn't pretty."
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