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J~KNO~~ SUEJECTS. TESLA, DECEASED. ESPIONAGE - M. NIKOLA TESLA, 0, STANDI~G SCIE~TISTS IN THE ELECTRICAL FIELD, DIED TEEN FO~TY THRZE AT THE HOTEL N:i YORKE~, NEW YC]Y 'LIn:TU::::, ;-;::: CO;~DU:TE:D MA;W ::::::F=;U;~E::~TS L~ CO:~:~ECT Tii,';:~S~ISSIO:'J OF ELE::CTRICAL P~,;Z:~ A>::l '.llh (__ wHAT THE DEATH P.AY. ACCORDI;·JG TO I~~FORMATION fURNISHED THRZ£ SIX FIFTH AVENUE, NE~ YORK CITY, THE NOTES EXPERIMENTS AND FORMULAE TOGETHER WITH DESiGNS OF VITAJ,T7F THHl ARE AMONG TESLAS PERSONAL EFFECTS, A TAKEI'] TO PRESEHVE THDl OR TO KEEP TEE~ FROM FALLIN ltIP 7" PO: UNF RI ENDLY TO THE WAR EFFORT OF THE Ut~ ING TO SPAt~EL, A DISTANT RELATIVE OF TESLA, NM1ED ',:;"S INT2~SELY DISLI KED BY TESLA, IS TAKING STEPS T THESE IMPORTANT DOCUMNTS AND PLANS. SPANEL B.ELIEV . HERE I S A STRO:'JG LI:<:::LIH~ TEAT KOSAt:OVI:}-; WILL t-:An: THIS ~J\n:,iIAL AVAILP.E-,LE TO . TO Ti-l~ PE::-:Y., SPM~E:L f\,J)VISEJ G TWO HEAr::L:ARTERS IN ·.:ASl-iINGTO::, AS \ ',:'::LL AS i'iR MOR}(lr'~ OF THE: m:PARn~;::!H or Jl!STIC~ I~ WASHI~JCTO~<, CO:~Ct:RING 7HZ: AEOVE. SPA:j:L wAS ALSC I!~TLLEPi-;C;;IC com;Ut'~ICATIGt.; I.:jITr. .. D;{ D LOZADO, ONE OF THE ADVISORS TO VICE PHESIDENT VALLAtE CONCERNING THIS :'1ATTER, AND LOZADa TOLD SPA!':EL _: THAT THE GOVERN~:ENT ~AS VITALLY r::TE:RESTED r: TEE EFFECTS OF T£SLA A~:D RE:1UESTED SPA:-~EL TO LOSE: rw TI:,:£ E! DOr;!C ALL HE: COULD TO PRES£?;VE 'iI .: THEM. BLOyeE FIT2GZ;'iALD , A~: :LECTRICAL Et~GIN:::E? wHO HAD EEEI~ QUITE CLOSE TO TESLA DITRING HIS 1.!~E: TIME, ADVISED THE NEW YORK OFFICE THAT O~ JANUARY SEVENTH, NINETEr~ ;-OH'!'Y THREE:, SAVA/.OSANOVICH, ~CE CL~RJ\.f \lJHC IS I!'J CHARGE OF THE !\l3S::U:'1 MJD LAEORATOR· FOR RCA, AND KEN~\ETH S\lIEZEY OF ONE S IX THREE MI LT8:~ :TR£ET, BROOLv.'n:, NY, W£'~JT TO TESLAS ROO~1S IN THE NEW YORKEii, AND ~}ITH THE: ASSISTANCE OF A' LOCKSMITH BROKE INTO A SAFE ~HICH TESLA lrAD INEIS ROOMS IN WHICH HE KEPT SOME OF HIS VALUABLE PAPERS, INCLUDI:\G n!PORTANT ,. ELECTRI CAL FORMULAE, DESIGNS, rr CETERA. WITH I N THZ PAST MONTH, TESLA TOLD F lIZ GSRALS THAT HI S EXPERI MINTS IN coxurcr I O~J '.:11 n THE: WI RELESS TRANSMI SSt'Ot.; Ofr\EL£CTRI CAL PO~:ER HAD BEEN CN1PL[TED M:Dgm.oSllRJ: PERFE:CTED. l' ~r,;; ')~ :2

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The irony of this situation is more disturbing than the money involved. By giving us a system which made electric power universally available, Tesla---probably more than any other one man---helped put America on top of the Vlorld. At the time he died, his gold Edison Medal was the only material eVidence left of this country1s appreciation. That this last token should have disappeare( ---to have to be replaced by bis materially poor countrymel overseas for whom be had done nothing---seems a tragic "~-i..~;~~/,:..,..;:;<.::r.;.d .~~~ __ ... ... ~w~ ~~~._~nt -(, ..i-0:',.i.-L ~" 1~ , 'J'd"f}...,I_, '~,..{b~ JO~TNe~r;'indhiS biography of Tes~, states that the FBI br~ into TeslaTs safe on the day he died, and' ~ articl~ in the current (June) Coronet repeats this. I know this isn't true. I did hear, however, that the FBI somehow lent a hand to the Alien Property Custodian during the latter's search in the warehouse.

If that is SOl I thought that perhaps some of your men might remember the conditions under which the search Vias made and therefore might have a suggestion as to what coul( have happened to the medal. After this long time, I have no hope that the medal can actually be restored, and I am already try~g to interest Americans in making a replacemel But future biographers might be spared a lot of wild guess: .\.and wrong blaming if some hint could be obtained as to ~ '(\ whether the original got lost, strayed, or stolen---and whl

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distribution. You'll wind up with an impressive HstEdison, Brush, Th0IIl80D, Westinghouse, mtlny others. But there is almost sure to be a significant omission. Yet this forgotten man conceived the polyphase ae motor-still basic-and devised 8 lui table sywtem of generation and diatribution for applying it. To grasp the magnitude of this codltri:bution, we must tum back to the 1880's when the electrical era was being horn, and the "battle of the systems" held sway.

But it remained for the Niagara Falla power project to demonstrate in the most dramatic way possible that poly. phase ac was the system of the future. Since 1886 when a charter to develop it! power had been granted, the eyes of the world had been on Niagara. An international commission, headed by Lord Kelvin. had reviewed 17 propoeals, found none acceptable. Later, just five years after Teal.', AlEE paper. it was officially decided to use the polyphase eystem. In August, 1895, Niagara power was delivered to the 6rst industrial customer and in 1896 ac transmission to Buffalo, 22 miles away. wall begun. By that time. the steam turbine had been introduced in America and the modern age of electric power had truly opened. For Nikola Tesla, these far-reachin! inventions Were hut a beginning. Still to come was. brilliant work in high frequencies, think..in$ basic to much of today'll :radio art. Yet by the time of hie death in 1943. both he and bia work had begun to slip into obscurity. Why? A man of flashing insightl and enormous brilliance. Te&l.awa. largely indifferent to the development of his ideas. This he left to others while he followed the Jure of new challenges. In later yeln, his projects became more grandiose, his ways more mysterious, his pronouncementa more Olympian. And working alone, u he did, he fonned nolle 9f the inltitutional ties that help to per· petuate a record of accomplishment.

Arc lights and motors were being operated on constantcurrent series systems. Edison's Pearl Street generating station had opened in 1882, supplying incandescent lamps and, later, dc motors on a ccnstent-potential system, Under the leadership of WeKinghou.se and Stanley, the advantages of ac distribution were demonstrated. But there was no .uoceuful ac motor.
In May, 1888, a young Yugo-SIav engineer, but four yean in the United Statee, read a paper before the Amer· ican Insdtute of Electrical Engineers. In it he deecrihed a new ac .ystem. Its heart was the induction motor with ita basic and heautiful concept of the rotating magnetic field. The man was Nilmla Tesla, the system he described was destined to sweep the field. With characteriaie vUiOD, George Westingbouae real· ized the fundamental importance of the polypha.e ae sy.tern and acquired the basic patenta. Ita first impact on the general public wu at the Chicago World', Fair of 1893. There a 2-phase generator .upplied motors and lamps, and. through rotary convenen and motor-generators, a variety of de equipment.

Next year-July 10. 1956--will be the lOOth anniverNry of Nikola TeaJa', birth. It would be fitting for our engineerins societies to commemorate thi. occasion, to acknowledge our deht to tibia mange and lonely geoius who dt.nged our world for the better.

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would be fitting for our engineering societies, .in commemoraBRAN tion of the 100th anniversary of .l'likola Tesla's biTth (july to, ~~ ~~ t956), .to .acknowledge our debt to this strange and lonely. w:.gh Pennsyl't'8llia genius who changed our world for the better." • ,.., This appears to be j"at what Mr. Anderson was waiting ,L for. For now, in the same issue of his TESLlAN, he has prepared a form to petition P08tma8te~ General Arthur E.:Sum-/: merfield to issue a T eala commememtive .tampaez. year. )

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Dear Sir: ~. Nikola Tesla's contributions to science, indu rtry, and to his adopted country have g~atly inspired engi.ne-ering progress, His electrical systems helped create an American conomy of world pre-eminence. We respectfully request issuance of a 1956 commemorative stamp to be issued on the centennial of Tesla's birth (1856-1943).

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PITTSBURGH, PA_ - Th. Serb I'I'at'l Federation Executive Board · acted quickly to implement 8 onvention decision to honor the ~jJIl'6".J'Y of the illustrious Dr. Nik~la. At ibi flll'St meetiD( o. Oricber 8, the B:lar.d drafted 'a reselutiOD CalliD( on .all SNF membefS aDd rood S.biaD'$ to help liI ItaDce a memorial project f,,~the late seJentJst-inveDtor l'eDhu. This would stand be~-ore tbe entrance of the M.!nJlAStery In

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icolai dec1arecl. . (Pittsbur~h) 5.00 For half a century and more, Mllrtha Marrlula Bjeloah ~ general American public has (Pitt8burl{h) '0.00 • en misled anent the nationality ~imt- Zelich (Cadiz. 0.) 100.0" i the man who foretold the corn- (\'f;}inko Alexich, war invalid ~ of atomic energy power. 11 (Omaha. Nebr.) .Only recently •• nromment . \merian mac.zine lilted. bimt Total S I. r '\Correctly. .. of Croatian -----_ tock. The mjltake was lubleo- ' uentlv puhliclv corrf'eted with • I)olou:lft by thP. publication. ·-the honoring, forever, of two of Serbia's beat-known immiBut lackinR an imaee reference. grant son. who contributed so greatly to thc!-', welfare and th historical Itatistic.. similar prosperity of their adopted America. . '\ 'ors are likely in the future.

•• "There ~ would procl.im to 'm of tho_nell of $erbian liton annually tbat'Nilr.ola I'rof. Anthonv Tomovicb w .. elf SerhiUl immillriftt (Edmont~n., Alberta. . oell .D·d IOn of • g.,.bian Can.) rthodos cI~,'t Biahop ITeta Andia Mamul.

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The magazine publication. for stance, explained it obtained it. Cerence material from an antiated guide

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'~ikola T esla, in the field of science, brought the ~el'bian name great glory-jult .. did the lI'eatelt Serbiaa knights on the field of battle."

Since the mi.lntdmll maUer ~re wal never eh.Uenfl'ed by' rbianl and other intere$ted rties before. the mall!uine JolliIv a"u.med it w .. factual. . j Erection rtf • but d:atbe. : 1 .... listi ..... ~. Tel.'. dat• nf ' irth. bi-rtb ...l.c". n.i'eo't", ~_. 'ort1d counter JLhe old "'"-'.

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Gentlemen: Dur1ng my .enlor year at Georgetown Univer.itY~I read J.J.O'Nlel's 110graphy ot Nitol1 Te8lal the book, ent1tled Rrodlgal GeniUs' described qUIt. a tew ot Telle's exper1ment., molt ot which I trIed my.elt in the physIc. lab. I am interested 1n revlewlng Tella's exper1ments 1n w1reless electrIc power tran.ml •• 1on.

Untortunately, !eala died 1n 1945 Ju.t at the time he sUpposedly had developed a .y.tem ot wirel ••• power tran.m18.1on. Slnoe World War 11 waa then 1n progress hil papers .ere .eized and ••a1ed by the r.B.I. I .uppole tb4t by now fe.la'. papers have been releaaed. tor ( pUblIcatIon, but • call to the Library ot Congre.8 prod--'d no relult8. Therefore, I have tvo qUestlona; '. 1) Does the F.B.I. now bave Tasla's .01entlf10 papers' 2) It aD, are they available tor pUbl1C in.pection' It they were released, who bas them?
I will certa1nly appreciate any help you can give me .leaS the •• linel Tesla pUblllhed very little ot his f1ndings; th1s, coupled with the tact that w1relesl power 1. connected b1 moat people with 'Death Rays· and crack-pot. bas made it nearly impos.1ble tor me to find anything on the SUbject. . \
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carried

an article

The "NewYork T.1mes" dated 9/ 2 setting f'ortb :'.~~IJ,':;':::::;:.II!I~

Government the secret of his "teleforce", .1th which he sa1d a1rplane motors would be melted at a distance of' 250 miles DO that an ~vl~1ble Chinese wall ot defense would be built around the country against any attempted attack by an enemy airtoree no .atter hov
large. 'Accord1ng to TESLA, this

; based on an ent1re17 new prln~lple of Physics that nno one bas ever dreamed about" and vas different trom tlit;]r1nclple embodied in his 1nventlonsrelatlng to the transa1 •• 1on~ electrical power trom,a distance,
for which U ,..oeived a n'Ulllber,

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operate through a beam one hundredth ~111oDtb or a square c:;IiU1meter in cl1a..eter and eo.1lJ.,dbe '. . generated tro. a Special' 'Plant tbat 1tdQld eoat DOJIOre than two million dollars 'and would 'klee only about three .onths to castruct. -rESLl .tated a c2:zen .~h t~ plants located at 8trategic pOint. 'lleiagtAe '!&aatl 1;.,

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and would also ignite explosives aboard any bomber. TESLA stated that no possible defense against it could be devised and he asserted tt~t the beam would be all

beam would melt any engine

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..TESLA .ta.ted to lIr. LAVRENOE that he .t1l>Ulat10n lHt~C?~ he _would . divulge th1.'.ecret to 'U:\e Un:1.ted,.,ata'teB Qovers-eD.l; !Ul4 that was tlaat shoul4 the United statE Gov41'Ai1ent "Ae'c1.4e to take ~ his otter, be. would SO to .ork ..t . 'once but 1:Aat the t1I11. ted States OOvermaen1;would. -have t:o trust Mm.. - USLA stated that be.tIOal4 .autter,··

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-.' .. 'this ~ LlllRDCE oommented that 1I1ih cond1t10ns as tbey were in 1940, __ A _ •• ~ .~_ n~4._A 0.&.48 wa ••4~w fta.~ r~ .nAnA a,uu • .l.W4 ...~'= "' ...L.I..,...\.I, LlWQ_ ... O....""'~ . ....._..., _ "'r1111110118or dollars ror Nat10nal Defense,' Kr. tlfESLA' 8 great reputat:1.on as an :1.nventor, who al..,..'.,as ~.~ _. years ahead of his time ~ should be gi v~' careful •' eoDs1derat1on. 1Ir. LAWREICE It&ed, in his op1n1on, the united States Government should take Hr. TESLA at his word and co..ussion b1.m to go ahead .ith the
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Tne New York file ot Mr. TESLA bears no 1nd1cat1on that any additional developments were oarried on 1n connection with !ESA'8 invention and whether or not TESLA tully divulged his new plan to the United states Government. TESLA died at the age
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1 bave been ~oin~ some tieor~tic~l rese~rch of my o~n, ~~ich I lelieve ~~y ~e alo~[ the s~rne lines he follG~ed in certc....i~ nis Ex,eri~ents. 0f I ~lso telieve the deve~oDment of !US iciei.:..s vou Ld in t ae interest of cur country reb~Arc..less of ..ho 6evelopes them.

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am a college student who is doing a research paper
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As I was collecting the material for my that at the time of TesIa's death, the the data and papers

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deoartment of the F.B.I. confiscated tha t Tesl a had crt electricity.
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from h is research in the f ie1d of

This conf i sca t i on of 11_!.s mate~al wa s stated ~ c r, r J J", 0 I ~ e I I in the PRODIG.\L G.t.l'\IUS by J.J/ofNei_1, publish~ci in 1944 at

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have ~eveloped an interest in the discoveries of Tesla that is presently

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accom~lishments

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sh0rtage of factual material.
any information concerning

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I am writing this to you as I believe that most ot the government is infiltrated with foreign agents, Lld there is a very good chance this could be of extreJle importance fbr the defen.e of our nation.

Mr. J. Edgar HOItTer,

I met a man a number of years ago that was raised on Long Island in th" neighborhood whe~e Mr. Tesla, inventor of the Tesla Coil, had his lab. He told ~e of Mr. Teslats notes blowing down the street when the junk men were dismantling his equipment. It would be a wonderful thing is some of these notes were salvaged and could be found.

Mr. Tesla was at least a century ahead of his time. He sent radio signals around the world seventeen years prior to Mr. Marconi, who received the credit, and pioneered many fields. He was 50 far advanced that he had to invent a special math t~ keep up with his work.
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Dear 81rs,

Upon rea ding a biography on N1kola Tesla, I foun' the urge to read more on hiru and his works. At the end of the OOUli it was stated that the F.B.I. went to his hotel room gathered up his papers and locked them 1n a vault. The thing I would like to know is the real reason they were locked up and if it wo~ld be possible to see some of these records and any other works of his. I can think of only one possible reason at to cause of his records being locked up an,j that 1s because he was too far advanced for his time. This s ems to be the only logical solution, but, with technolo~y much more advanced now than in his time it would seem likely that scientists take over where

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he left off.

Please let me know I f I can look at the records and if you can pl~ase answer m~ question of the real reason his records were locked up.

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