Friday, July 12, 2013

1930: Real Lighter

Before the advent of Zippo...

French Lancel lighter
Image 2: Hprints

Thursday, July 11, 2013

1930: Introducing Dr. Tesla

One of Dr. Tesla's striking experiments
A blare of light produced in a filamentless bulb by wireless power transmitted from a loop carrying terrific currents oscillating eighty million times per second.
From Tesla Maps Our Electrical Future by H. Winfield Secor, Science & Invention, April 1930
(read the article on Tesla Universe)