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War of the Currents: Tesla vs Edison Gift Ideas and Products

Some sources like to imagine Tesla and Edison as archnemeses, but in fact, they collaborated quite a bit in designing direct current generators. A better description of their relationship might be “business rivals.

Enjoy our curated collection of Tesla vs Edison tributes.

“Just a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety percent of his labor.” Nikola Tesla.

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    CafePress brings your passions to life with the perfect item for every occasion. With thousands of designs to choose from, you are certain to find the unique item you’ve been seeking. Tell the world how you feel with this sticker! Printed on quality 4mil vinyl with premium inks that are durable against the sun and elements, our stickers are perfect to use as a bumper sticker, window decal, or on your fridge. Speak your mind with this car decal on your work cubicle, school locker or bike, or have some fun giving it as a novelty gift. And with CafePress, your satisfaction is always our promise…buy with confidence, as we offer easy returns and exchanges and a 100% money back guarantee.

    • Express yourself with the design that fits your sense of humor, political views, or promotes your cause and beliefs.
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    • These car decals are the perfect indulgence for your passion, or make great novelty prank gifts for him or her.
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    “The Current War” Nikola Tesla Quotes Poster Print. The poster features information about the inventor (such as date of birth, education, methods he used) as well as notable inventions, patents, definitions and infographics, and quotes from tesla himself.

    This poster can be a great motivational source. You will feel positive vibes when you see this poster. It will blow the burning desire inside you to do something in life. Use it to decorate the walls of your house or office to boost the morale of employees and staff. The Tesla poster makes for a great gift too! Nikola Tesla was born in July of 1856, in what is now Croatia. He traveled to the United States in 1884 and briefly worked with Thomas Edison before the two parted ways.

    • Poster features Nikola Tesla quotes.
    • Poster Size: 18 inch x 12 inches.
    • Package Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 2.3 inches.
    • Item Weight: 5 ounces.
    • Material: Paper.
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    Tesla > Edison Coffee Mug, Coffee Cup. CafePress brings your passions to life with the perfect item for every occasion. With thousands of designs to choose from, you are certain to find the unique item you’ve been seeking. This coffee mug is the perfect drinkware companion. The smooth white ceramic and easy-grip handle feels great in your hand as you sip your morning brew or afternoon tea. Use it at home or in the office as a pen holder, displaying the funny or cute design.

    The design is professionally printed, making it the perfect novelty gift for both men and women, young or old. And taking care of this coffee mug is a cinch, as it can be used in the dishwasher or microwave. And with CafePress, your satisfaction is always our promise…buy with confidence, as we offer easy returns and exchanges and a 100% money back guarantee.

    • Standard White Coffee Mug is 3.75″x3″, 11 oz capacity, or choose (as available) two-tone white mug with black interior and black handle (3.75″x3″, 11 oz).
    • Durable white ceramic with easy grip handle give a classic coffee mug look and feel.
    • Coffee cup designs are professionally printed. Make someone smile with funny, cute, vintage, or expressive artwork!
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    In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age. They were Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire.

    In Empires of Light, historian Jill Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless world of cutting-edge science, invention, intrigue, money, death, and hard-eyed Wall Street millionaires. At the heart of the story are Thomas Alva Edison, the nation’s most famous and folksy inventor, creator of the incandescent light bulb and mastermind of the world’s first direct current electrical light networks; the Serbian wizard of invention Nikola Tesla, elegant, highly eccentric, a dreamer who revolutionized the generation and delivery of electricity; and the charismatic George Westinghouse, Pittsburgh inventor and tough corporate entrepreneur, an industrial idealist who in the era of gaslight imagined a world powered by cheap and plentiful electricity and worked heart and soul to create it.

    Jill Jonnes’s compelling Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World offers a multi-sided tale of America’s turn-of-the-20th-century quest for cheap, reliable electrical power. Empires of Light is the gripping history of electricity, the “mysterious fluid,” and how the fateful collision of Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed.

    • Illuminating history of three men who moved us into a brighter world
    • This book presents the abbreviated biographies of three great inventive pioneers
    • Publisher: Random House
    • First Edition edition (August 19, 2002)
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    120 years ago, Tesla and Edison were billed as the ‘Twin Wizards of Electricity’. Here Nigel Cawthorne chronicles the life and times of the two great men to help us finally decide just who really is the Electric King- Edison or Tesla?

    Nikola Tesla today is largely unknown and overlooked among the great scientists of the modern era. While Thomas Edison, the most famous inventor in American history, gets all the glory for discovering the light bulb. But it was his one-time assistant and life-long arch nemesis, Tesla, who made the breakthrough in alternating current electricity. Edison and Tesla carried on a bitter feud for years, but it was Tesla’s AC generators that illuminated the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago under artificial light. Today all homes and electrical appliances run on Tesla’s AC current.

    About the author: Nigel Cawthorne is the author of over 200 books, from serious political works such as The Iron Cage to lightweight comic romps such as Sex Lives of the Popes. Sex Lives of the Presidents got him on The Joan Rivers Show. He was hauled in front of a Senate Select Committee for The Bamboo Cage. And “Read this book.” was the last line of the Washington Post’s review of his book Takin’ Back My Name: The Confessions of Ike Turner. So there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.

    • Beautifully illustrated
    • Hardcover: 192 pages
    • Publisher: Chartwell Books (March 22, 2016)
    • Language: English
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    This “AC/DC Tesla vs. Edison” mug makes a great gift for any funny mug enthusiast. The feud between Tesla and Edison is well known, although the winner is disputed. Large, easy-grip handle, this mug is microwave and dishwasher safe, it’s made with high quality ceramic and comes delivered in a gift box! The Tesla vs. Edison mug is made in the USA.

    • 100% Pure White Ceramic 11/15-Ounce mug.
    • Printed on both sides.
    • High quality ceramic.
    • Safe for Microwave and dishwasher. 
    • Protected in a durable gift box for safe delivery.
    • Printed, Made, And Shipped From The USA.
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    In this Tesla vs Edison game you control a start-up company in the early days of the U.S. electric industry. In the beginning you only have your lead inventor, some shares of preferred stock, and some money. Over the course of the game you will be hiring other famous technicians and business people to work for you. Each luminary in the game has their own unique ratings, and the inventors also have their own special abilities.

    The actions that you allocate this team of exceptional historical figures to take will determine the fate of your company. There are four focuses in the game: claiming electric projects on the map, advancing up a tech tree, investing in public relations to improve public opinion of your company or the technologies it uses, and buying and selling stock on a dynamic market. You will need to pay attention to all of them but can win the game by specializing in just a specific one or two of your choice, or trying to build a more balanced company. The path you take is up to you.

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    • The War of Currents!
    • 2-5 electricity innovators build routes
    • Grow tech trees and play the stock market
    • 20 minutes per player
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    Explore the War of the Currents and the Individual Lives of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. Two captivating manuscripts in one book:

    • Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor
    • Thomas Edison: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor

    Who was the real winner in the war of the currents? What happened to both of them? And what were their lives like from beginning to end? These are just some of the questions this book aims to answer so you can come to your own conclusion about the question; who was the better inventor, Nikola Tesla, or Thomas Edison?

    • Paperback: 124 pages.
    • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
    • Publishing date: February 19, 2018.
    • Language: English.
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    In the mid-to-late-nineteenth century, a burgeoning science called electricity promised to shine new light on a rousing nation. Inventive and ambitious minds were hard at work. Soon that spark was fanned, and a fiery war was underway to be the first to light―and run―the world with electricity. Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of direct current (DC), engaged in a brutal battle with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, the inventors of alternating current (AC). There would be no ties in this race―only a winner and a loser. The prize: a nationwide monopoly in electric current. Brimming with action, suspense, and rich historical and biographical information about these brilliant inventors, here is the rousing account of one of the world’s defining scientific competitions.

    • Age Range: 12 – 18 years.
    • Grade Level: 7 – 12.
    • Hardcover: 272 pages.
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (January 22, 2019)
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    This T-Shirt features Nikola Tesla and Thomas A. Edison in their ACDC “war”. The T-Shirt is unisex, made with 100% cotton, double-needle neck, sleeves and hem. There are more colors available!

    • Black Tee Material: 100% cotton.
    • Double-needle neck, sleeves and hem.
    • Roomy Unisex Fit.
    • Decoration type: Digital Print.