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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
      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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