Season 2 Ep #4 Edison v. Tesla- A Shocking History
This week on IP Goes Pop! Fellow Volpe Koenig Shareholder Wesley McMichael joins Michael Snyder to talk about inventors Thomas Edison’s and Nikola Tesla’s “battle of currents”.
Michael and Wes have an electric conversation about the race to light up the country and the patents that both paved the way for providing power. They explore the difference between the direct current (DC), championed, sometimes to a shocking extreme, by Edison, and alternating current (AC) advocated for by Tesla.
Never miss an episode! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and other favorite media player platforms.
02:11 Edison and Tesla Background
02:15 Thomas Alva Edison
04:58 Electric Lamp Patent - Edison’s U.S. Patent No.. 223.898
07:03 Nikola Tesla
11:15 Edison and Tesla in Pop Culture
11:31 The Current War (2017)
12:31 Tesla (2020)
13:39 The Prestige (2006) non-historical
14:30 Topsy (Bob’s Burgers)
14:51 The Battle to Control Electrical Current Delivery
15:03 Electrical Currents - Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC)
18:57 Tesla’s Patented Dynamo Electric Machine - No. 390.721
19:59 The Battle between Edison (DC) and Tesla (AC)
26:45 Topsy the Elephant
29:06 Merger into General Electric (GE)