MFX & Manufacturing have created a bobblehead in honor of the Master of Lightning, Nikola Tesla. Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before emigrating to the US in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison in New York City. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla for a short time as a consultant. His work in the formative years of electric power development was involved in a corporate alternating current/direct current "War of Currents" as well as various patent battles.Tesla went on to pursue his ideas of wireless lighting and electricity distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York & Colorado Springs, and made early (1893) pronouncements on the possibility of wireless communication. He tried to put these ideas to practical use in his ill-fated attempt at intercontinental wireless transmission, which was his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project.In his lab he also conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators & generators, electrical discharge tubes, and early X-ray imaging. He built a steam-powered electric generator, which he called an electro-mechanical oscillator. Later, Tesla claimed one version of the oscillator caused an earthquake in New York City in 1898, gaining it the popular culture title "Tesla's Earthquake Machine". Use this bobblehead as your very own Tesla 'Earthquake Detector'.Makes an incredible gift.19cm tall w.7cm diameter base.
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