Character and work of Nikola Tesla was the inspiration for many generations to love electrical engineering.
That includes me!
I bring you some interesting things related to his life.
In the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, visitors can see the original suit of this great inventor and scientist, but also replicas of his inventions.
This is only part of the Museum posses, in depots lie the real treasures of Tesla’s legacy.
Because of the lack of exhibition space, most things museum has placed in depots, and some are occasionally exhibited.
Beside the personal archives and library, clothing and other items, the museum owns even the Tesla bed and other furniture from the hotel room where he spent his last years.
All these things were transferred from the U.S. to Belgrade, eight years after Tesla died, and then, in 1951 the museum was founded.
The biggest part of Tesla’s legacy is his personal archive, which is under protection of UNESCO, it consists of 160,000 different documents, and is kept in special cabinets in one of the two rooms of the museum depot.
Digitizing has been completed, the documents soon online
Correspondence, scientific papers, financial documents, plans, drawings … All this is important for the entire history of mankind. Work on digitizing his personal documents has been completed and we expect that soon it will be available to the public in electronic reading room of the museum. ~ Mladen Vujovic, assistant director of the museum
In depot are stored many of Tesla’s personal effects. Most of them are garments, as well as those used in the work, and also various tools and laboratory instruments.
“Tesla has followed fashion”
Tesla has followed fashion. Suits have been specially tailored for him. He also liked to wear gloves. It is thought that he liked to wear only white. Interestingly, we haven’t seen Tesla wearing a hat in any of his photos, although he had an impressive collection. We have the entire collection of socks and silk shirts for sleep. Shoes were also made to measure, and besides brown and black, he was also wearing green. ~ Ivana Zoric, curator of the museum
The Museum preserves the Tesla’s bed, refrigerator, safe, and other furniture and items from the hotel room number 3327, on the 33rd floor of the New Yorker hotel, where he spent the last 10 years. In that room he died on January 7th 1943.
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