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Nikola Tesla why is he a leader?

Tesla worked for Thomas Alva Edison for 1 year. At that time, the most important "inventor" in the world was named Thomas Alva Edison-the so-called wizard of Menlo Park.... Edison was credited with the invention of the DC dynamo and the electric light bulb . . . but the only thing he really invented was the ELECTRIC CHAIR!! Tesla was the real inventor and genius.

How thomas Edison fight with Nikola Tesla?

Edison started what we called the current wars. He wanted to power the word with his Direct current motor which Edison could not work it properly. Telsa did made it work properly but Tesla's Alternate current motor is better. Edison started diffamation on Tesla. He electrified animals showing that his system is better which is was not. Research shows that Edison had scientists working for him and Edison got the patents. Obiously he had envy towards Nikola Tesla. One thing he was better that Tesla is the market strategies which he employed workers and then negleting the patents to be in their names. The only thing Edison invent for real, is the electric chair.

Why did Thomas Edison upgrade the light bulb?

The history of the light bulb reads like a story straight out of a tabloid magazine. Contrary to what schools have taught for years, the American icon, Thomas Edison, neither invented the light bulb, nor held the first patent to the modern design of the light bulb.Apparently, the we gave the esteemed Mr. Edison credit for the invention solely because he owned a power company, later known as General Electric, and a light bulb is just a bulb without a source of electricity to light it. In reality, light bulbs used as electric lights existed 50 years prior to Thomas Edison's 1879 patent date in the U.S.Additionally, Joseph Swan, a British inventor, obtained the first patent for the same light bulb in Britain one year prior to Edison's patent date. Swan even publicly unveiled his carbon filament light bulb in New Castle, England a minimum of 10 years before Edison shocked the world with the announcement that he invented the first light bulb. Edison's light bulb, in fact, was a carbon copy of Swan's light bulb.How do two inventors, from two different countries the invent exact same thing? Very easily, if one follows in the others footsteps. Swan's initial findings from tinkering with carbon filament electric lighting, and his preliminary designs, appeared in an article published by Scientific American. Without a doubt, Edison had access to, and eagerly read this article. Giving Mr. Edison the benefit of the doubt, and stopping short of calling him a plagiarist, we can say that he invented the light bulb by making vast improvements to Swan's published, yet unperfected designs.Swan, however, felt quite differently, as he watched Edison line his pockets with money made from his invention, and took Edison to Court for patent infringement. The British Courts stood by their patent award for the light bulb to Swan, and Edison lost the suit. The British Courts forced Edison, as part of the settlement, to name Swan a partner in his British electric company. Eventually, Edison managed to acquire all of Swans' interest in the newly renamed Edison and Swan United Electric Company.Edison fared no better back home in the U.S., where the U.S. Patent Office already ruled, on October 8, 1883, that Edison's patents were invalid, because he based them upon the earlier art of a gentleman named William Sawyer. To make matters worse, Swan sold his U.S. patent rights, in June 1882, to Brush Electric Company. This chain of events stripped Edison of all patent rights to the light bulb, and left him with no hope of purchasing any.Edison dusted himself off, and went into business setting up a direct current (DC) system of power distribution in New York City, and selling the light bulbs that used this electricity. The light bulb business only flickered between 1879 and 1889, until word-of-mouth advertising of lower electricity costs fanned the flame, and business boomed. Edison's client base rapidly expanded to three million customers over the span of 10 years.Always at the center of controversy, Edison next found himself in competition with Westinghouse for the sale of the first electric chair to execute criminals to New York. Edison's chair used the DC system of electricity, while Westinghouse used the AC (alternating current) system, designed especially for it by Nickola Tesla. Both Edison and Westinghouse emphasized the humanity of electrocution and the safety of their electrical system as selling points when pitching their chairs to New York.Edison's bid for the sale of his chair was a mere formality and a ploy to have the Westinghouse system of electricity chosen by New York for the electric chair. He endorsed the Westinghouse AC system of electricity as the system of choice to be used for the electric chair, reasoning that the public would associate the Westinghouse AC system with the killing power of the electric chair, and would see the system as unsafe for household use.Edison made this strategic move in anticipation that the public and would flock to the safety of his DC system, as he needed increased sales of the system, because of the great monetary investment he had made in the system. Edison's plan succeeded, in part, as New York did select the Westinghouse electric chair over his model.What he could not take into account, was the fact that, unbelievably, Westinghouse never tested the chair, and the chair failed on its "Maiden Voyage." Though Edison's carefully laid plan went up in smoke, he did get the last laugh, as for years people referred to being electrocuted as being "Westinghoused," even though its chair was no longer in use.It only took a matter of years before the public realized that the benefits of the AC system far outweighed those of the DC system. Edison's DC system took back seat, and the AC system took center stage. People in the U.S. and worldwide chose the AC system over the DC system, because AC currents deliver electricity to power lines with greater efficiency. The DC system is no longer in use today.DID YOU KNOW?The first light bulbs lasted a mere 150 hours, and that ten years later, Edison introduced one that lasted 1,200 hours? 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What is the difference between a cantilever chair and a normal chair?

The difference between a cantilever chair and a normal chair is that a cantilever chair is easier movable and more flexible. The chair is however more expensive, but for the features it gives it is worth it.

What does electrocution mean?

Electrocution is death by means of an electric current passing through the body. The current usually causes the heart to stop, but can also cause death through heating and destruction of tissue.

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When did Thomas Edison invent the electric chair?

Thomas Edison did not invent the electric chair Harold p brown did...

Did Thomas Edison invent the electric chair?

No, Dr. E.A. Kennelly and Harold P. Brown invented the electric chair.

What did Thomas Edison all invent?

Thomas Edison's most important inventions are the phonograph, motional picture camera, and electric light bulb.

Why did thomas Edison invent the electric chair?

Thomas Edison didn't actually invent the electric chair but, paid Harold P. Brown to. It was invented because Thomas Edison's competitor Nikola Tesla had AC electricty (Edison had DC) and AC was cheaper but, more dangerous. Thomas Edison wanted people to know this (so more people would choose his over Tesla's) so he had it made and electrocuted William Kemmler (who had chopped up his wife and was sent to perison). this was called the war of currents

When was Big Electric Chair created?

Big Electric Chair was created in 1967.

Nikola Tesla why is he a leader?

Tesla worked for Thomas Alva Edison for 1 year. At that time, the most important "inventor" in the world was named Thomas Alva Edison-the so-called wizard of Menlo Park.... Edison was credited with the invention of the DC dynamo and the electric light bulb . . . but the only thing he really invented was the ELECTRIC CHAIR!! Tesla was the real inventor and genius.

When was Electric Chair - album - created?

Electric Chair - album - was created on 1998-04-28.

When did George Westinghouse patent the electric chair?

Neither George Westinghouse nor Thomas Edison received the first patent for the electric chair. The first patent for an "Electrocution-Chair" (U.S. Patent No. 587,649) was granted to Edwin F. Davis on August 3rd, 1897 (Davis actually threw the switch for the first death sentence carried out by electrocution and continued on as an executioner for the next 24 years.)

What are the ratings and certificates for The Electric Chair - 1976?

The Electric Chair - 1976 is rated/received certificates of: USA:R

What has higher voltage the third rail in a subway station or the electric chair?

the electric chair because its volts are 750vlts

What are the release dates for The Electric Chair - 1976?

The Electric Chair - 1976 was released on: USA: 4 June 1976

What is Thomas Edison best idea?

Thomas Elision is credited with claiming to have said: "There is no idea out there that is not worth stealing". I have no way of knowing if he really said this or not, but he is credited for far more then he should be credited for. The light bulb is one example. He did, in fact, have people working round the clock to develop the incandescent bulb. In the mean time, Tesla invented the Florescent bulb. The problem was that Edison hadn't invented a method to generate alternating current. He was a fan of direct current. The problem with Direct current is that you can't send it for long distances. Tesla had solved that issue also. Too bad that Tesla was not a great ad man, like Edison. Had he been he would be far more famous then this con man. The "best" invention Edison had was probably the creation of the electric chair. He decided to invent this to prove how bad Tesla's invention of AC was. He managed to get his hands on a Tesla generator and made a chair that should kill. He touted this as proof of how bad Tesla and his invention was. The chair didn't work so well and William Kemmle (the first victim) is badly burnt. A little work on the chair later and he is history... and in the history books.