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October 15, 1981 – January 31, 1982
Museum: American History Museum
Location: 1st Floor, Electricity Hall
Nikola Tesla, American inventor, is best known for his development of polyphase alternating current, the system now used worldwide. On view are pictures of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, where Tesla first presented his system to the public. The case was displayed at the National Academy of Sciences in October 1981 before moving to NMAH.