Nicolas Tesla started out in life from a small town in Croatia. No other remarkable births occurred in that area in 1856, but then, for Nicolas Tesla, that was a perfect beginning for his character. Tesla was schooled in the Polytechnic School in Graz during his early years and later worked his way through a series of jobs from Germany and France. It would be years before his work on what would become known as the Tesla secret, was years away.
It could be easily and accurately stated that Nicolas Tesla was an ambitious young man, and early on, it was clear that his talents and knowledge were well above average. Arriving in the US in 1884, Nicolas Tesla truly began his education in the work that would etch his name in the book of fame and perhaps a bit of infamy.
Nicolas Tesla meet Edison
Not long after arriving in New York, Nicolas Tesla began working for Thomas Edison. Edison was totally committed to DC or direct current applications of electricity during the initial period when Nicolas Tesla arrived and began working with him. Edison’s vast fortune was dedicated, and invested, in direct current, however, Tesla, having immigrated from Europe, was more advanced in his work with AC, or alternating current.
AC had been invested in heavily in Europe and large American and International companies like, Westinghouse and the Ganz Company were interested in the work done by Nicolas Tesla. It was this work that laid the foundation for Tesla secret, which began a dislike for Tesla from his employer, Thomas Edison. Nicolas Tesla worked well with alternating current because his experience in electrical manufacturing throughout Germany and Hungary as well as Portugal, had proven that AC was vastly superior to DC current, and with potentially larger opportunities for expansion throughout the US.
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The beginning of discrepancies between Nicolas Tesla and Edison
While Nicolas Tesla appeared to work hard for Edison, helping him to improve the DC applications for which Edison was committed deeply. However, it was not long before the differences between the two men caused the friction between them to heat up. On one side of the issue, was Thomas Edison. Edison did not share Nicolas Tesla belief that AC was more practical for a much wider variety of applications, especially those outside of the scope of lighting buildings and running small motorized equipment.
Edison’s primary focus was DC for lighting purposes and spent his time and money to develop a market for related goods and services. Additionally, Nicolas Tesla had built a close relationship with George Westinghouse while he was in Europe and this relationship became quite profitable for both men. It was the combination of points of disagreement about energy and power methods that led to the divide between Edison and Nicolas Tesla. Edison was adamant in his belief that a Tesla secret related to AC power spreading throughout the world was not practical or achievable.
Nicolas Tesla left the Edison company…
Inevitably, Nicolas Tesla left the Edison company and began working fully with Westinghouse’ founder, George Westinghouse. This partnership yielded an impressive amount of power and recognition and began expanding the power of the emerging Tesla secret. It was largely based on alternating-current and the work done by Tesla was expanding the fortunes of both Nicolas Tesla and George Westinghouse.
During the World Exposition, held in 1893 in Chicago, Westinghouse built an impressive polyphase generation and distribution system which was installed entirely by Westinghouse, and based on the emerging Tesla secret. Naturally, the name Nicolas Tesla was displayed on the plates welded to the machinery, as well as on the patents he was awarded.
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