[Fwd: [free_energy] Stanley first used AC lighting in 1886, not Tesla in 1890]
- 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@...>email@example.com,
>Date: 2006/10/02 Mon AM 01:04:06 CDT
>To: buddy buddy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Cc: para para <email@example.com>,
free energy group <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>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!
>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."
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