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Nikola Tesla's "Egg of Columbus"

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Adapted from Feed Line No. 2

NIKOLA TESLA'S "EGG OF COLUMBUS"

A significant event deserving recognition this year is the 100th anniversary of Nikola Tesla's momentous exhibit at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition. It was 100 years ago at this world's fair that Tesla and George Westinghouse first introduced the American public to the alternating current electrical power system. Among the exhibits was a novel demonstration known as the "Egg of Columbus" used to explain the principal of the rotating magnetic field and the induction motor. A reproduction of this device, presently on display at the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Museum, is shown in operation below.

The Egg of Columbus

The Egg of Columbus


Serbian Tesla Conference

While the United States has seen little in 1993 by way of an observance of the 50th year since Nikola Tesla's death, this is hardly the case in the former Yugoslavia. Late in September, a volatile political atmosphere notwithstanding, the Nikola Tesla Museum in conjunction with the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts held a Teslianum conference in Belgrade and Novi Sad. Among the speakers who braved the circumstances to attend were Ken Corum and Rastko Maglic, two individuals active in Tesla related research in our own country. In the Balkans, another sign of the ongoing interest in the famous inventor is seen with the issuance of a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Stamp by the Croatian Post and Telecommunications service. For information about obtaining specimens of the stamp, try addressing an inquiry this private dealer:

Zoran Vlahovic
Siget 10 / XIV
41020 Zagreb, Hrvatska
Croatia.

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