1994: The Complete Patents of Nikola Tesla

Edited by Jim Glenn ( This is a Must Have Book for Inventors ! ) — Tommy C — Barnes & Noble Books – New York ISBN 1–56619–266–8 © 1994 by Barnes & Noble Inc. Nikola Tesla’s Automobile   Nikola Tesla, the “man who invented the twentieth century,” was born July 10, 1856, at Smiljan, Lika province (in modern Croatia), a part of the expiring Empire of Austro–Hungary. His father, Rev. Milutin Tesla of the Serbian Orthodox Church, intended Nikola for the priesthood, but did not insist–it must have been hard to make demands of the high–strung, fragile youth who was his son. On Nikola’s evidence we know his mother, Duka Mandic, to have been an inventor, a maker of tools and devices for her weaving, carpentry, and other handiwork. As a child Nikola manifested a full share of Duka’s ingenuity, building among other things a bug–propelled engine. Much […] Read More

Nikola Tesla – The Forgotten Genius

When I was asked to write about Nikola Tesla, I hardly knew the name. As a child, I remember visiting a local science museum and of being fascinated by something called a “tesla coil,” a large mushroom shaped apparatus that made sparks and lightening. I assumed that Tesla was some kind of inventor but I wasn’t sure how the machine that made lightening and sparks was important to anyone outside of the science museum. When I learned that Nikola Tesla invented the radio, and not Marconi, I was shocked. Tesla also invented the electric generator, the electric motor, fluorescent lighting, alternating current (AC) and devised the technologies that generate and deliver our electrical power for our homes, schools and factories. So why didn’t I ever learn about Tesla in school — the same way I learned about Thomas Edison, Marconi and Einstein? The story about Nikola Tesla is the […] Read More

Free Energy

From the beginning of A. K. Brown’s and George Westinghouse‘s fortuitous partnerships with Tesla, the inventor was at work on other projects above and beyond the AC dynamo. Able to devote himself to the unhindered realization of his countless ideas, he would later recall these years of his life as “little short of continuous rapture.” Tesla’s New York laboratory was a hive of continuous activity, with a small staff of assistants working solely from their employer’s verbal instructions. His distaste for putting ideas down on paper, coupled with his tendency to get bored with a completed invention and move on to the next challenge, led Tesla to toss aside a large number of creations that he never even bothered to patent. Once, when exhaustion left Tesla in a state of temporary amnesia, his assistant filed for patents on many of the unregistered inventions on Tesla’s behalf, and had the […] Read More

Free energy? No utility bills?

It could have been if Nikola Tesla had had his way.   Who was Tesla?  You probably know because you’re reading The Hollow Earth Insider.  But for those who don’t, he was the inventor and genius who blaster the path that electrical development has followed and continues to follow until this day. Every elementary school student in America learned about Thomas Edison and his most important invention, the electric light bulb.  However little is taught about Nikola Tesla who developed the AC (alternate current) electrical system that carried electrical service across America and most of the world.  At the time, Edison was trying to sell the world his inferior DC (direct current) system that required a generator station every 200 yards.  Tesla’s superior system could be carried over many miles of wire.  Of course Edison would have made more money selling a generator system to be placed every 200 yards.  […] Read More