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Old 03-18-2015, 06:14 AM
Ernst Ernst is online now
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Mr. Tesla got into the driver's seat, pushed the two rods in and stated, "We now have power". He put the car into gear and it moved forward! This vehicle, powered by an A.C. motor, was driven to speeds of 90 m.p.h. and performed better than any internal combustion engine of its day! One week was spent testing the vehicle. Several newspapers in Buffalo reported this test. When asked where the power came from, Tesla replied, "From the ethers all around us". Several people suggested that Tesla was mad and somehow in league with sinister forces of the universe. He became incensed, removed his mysterious box from the vehicle and returned to his laboratory in New York City. His secret died with him!
Using you can search through over 29 million historical newspapers from the US and Canada. If this test were reported in 1 newspaper, I can believe that this search may have missed it. If it were reported in 2 newspapers, I would find it unlikely as I can find all other newspaper articles on Tesla.
"Several newspapers", I guess, is more than 2.
I think this story is not true.
I am fairly convinced.

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