I have made a life long study in researching archives of many types of historical and technical articles for many years, so I decided to focus on one of my favorite people, Nikola Tesla. These are from papers printed and published in Australia, I also decided to include part of the page where his articles reside, it gives you an understanding of the events and cultural times of his era. Thanks to the National Archives of Canberra. Regards Arto.
The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, Friday 3 November 1933
To Drive World Machinery.
NEW YORK. NOV. 1.
Nikola Tesla, a well-known physicist and inventor, in a signed statement today, announced the discovery of a principle whereby power for driving the machinery of the world may be derived from the cosmic energy operating the universe.
The principle, which taps the source of power described as “everywhere present In unlimited quantities,” and which may be transmitted by wire or wireless from a central plant in any part of the globe, will, he says, eliminate the need for coal, oil, gas, or any other common fuels, and will soon be ready for use, and, while the present form will require central plants employing vast machinery, he popes to work out a plan for its use by Individuals.
The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, Friday 12 July 1935
COSMIC RAY REVELATIONS.
Speed 50 Times Greater Than Light.
NEW YORK, July 11.
Mr. Nikola Tesla, the holder of 700 patents, celebrated his 79th birthday anniversary today in his customary fashion by revealing the seemingly incredible advances that he is making in the field of electro-physics. He said that he had completed studies which “knocked the props” from under the theory of relativity. He said that he had measured the velocities of the cosmic ray from Antares, which he found to be 50 times greater than the speed of light, which relativity proponents contended to be the maximum speed of the physical universe.
Mr. Tesla, referring to two electrical inventions, described one as “apparatus by which mechanical energy can be transmitted to any part of the terrestrial globe.” He said that it had many practical applications, such as providing a new and unfailing means of communication, and a safe means of guiding ships at sea.
Of the other invention he said: “It will be considered absolutely impossible by competent electrical engineers.” He described it as a new apparatus for producing direct current without a commutator, whereby aeroplanes and even lorries and railway trains could be operated by electric power from a disconnected station.
The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, Monday, July 13, 1936
POWER BY WIRELESS.
Nikola Tesla’s Claim.
NEW YORK, July 11.
M. Nikola Tesla, the noted inventor and electrician, celebrated his 80th birthday by announcing an invention for transmitting power without wires.
He predicted that the development of wireless power would overshadow his other accomplishments. Thus, power developed at Muscle Shoals could be transmitted to England, China, and Little America, with equal ease, and at comparatively little cost.
He added that several European Governments had promised their co-operation. A plant for the exploitation of the invention will be installed in some place in Europe within a year, he claims. The scheme will utilise one hundred million volts, compared with eighteen million volts which, it is stated, is the maxi- mum so far attained in any laboratory.
[Dr. Edgar Booth, of the University of Sydney, said last night: "M. Tesla, as a younger man, made a number of important contributions to the development of science, particularly in the field of electrical phenomena, but he has not been In active scientific work for some years. A similar announcement was given out in the name of M. Tesla at least six months ago, but nothing further happened. Although we appreciate the brilliance of his earlier work, it would be inadvisable to attach a great amount of importance to the reported discovery until some further particulars are available. There is no doubt that ultimately some method may be obtained by means of which radio energy will be transmitted in a given direction without dissipation, but at the present time there is no practicable scheme which could compete in any way with transmission by wire."]