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Nikola Tesla poses with his “magnifying transmitter,” capable of producing millions of volts of electricity. The discharge here is 22 feet in length. Tesla had created discharges up to 100 feet in length in numerous experiments in Colorado Springs. This famous photo of the great inventor was a double exposure pic taken for publicity. The inscription on the photograph is addressed to Sir William Crookes and reads;

“To my illustrious friend Sir William Crookes of whom I always think and whose letters I never answer!“

June 17, 1901.

Nikola Tesla