Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
The Playhouse | George Westinghouse
New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the…
George Westinghouse was an amazing American who changed the world. He invented the air brake for trains. Until this invention, only locomotives had brakes and thousands died annually in train wrecks. Every train in the world today still uses his system. In addition, the AC power used all over the world was pioneered by Westinghouse. Edison wanted to use DC power because he could make more money but Nikolai Tesla convinced Westinghouse that AC was better . His impact on the world was huge.
⭐️4.5 / 5 The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore This historical fiction details the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over who invented the lightbulb, and whose system would ultimately spread across the US. Sounds dull? I thought so too at first, and this book was a thrill. Fast-paced, with appearances from historical Giants like JP Morgan and Nikola Tesla. Westinghouse is defended by a young Paul Cravath, a young lawyer on his first case, who must fight the losing battle…
Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse - With the big money supporting DC currents (Edison Electric, J.P. Morgan, Thomson-Houston Company - through a merger into G.E. General Electric), Pittsburgh magnate George Westinghouse stood by Tesla's AC current, because as an inventor himself, he knew that the technology was superior, and felt that it would eventually win the war of the currents. Tesla, amazingly, would later give up his $2.50 per horsepower of electrical capacity sold that he was due.
“The Current War” will focus on the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. Based on the true story of the race between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to develop a practical system of electricity and sell their respective inventions to the country and the world..Demolition review.