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Edison Vs. Westinghouse: A Shocking Rivalry

By Gerard @presurfer
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More than a century ago Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse engaged in a nasty battle over alternating and direct current, known as the 'War of Currents.'
Both men knew there was room for but one American electricity system, and Edison set out to ruin Westinghouse in 'a great political, legal and marketing game' that saw the famous inventor stage publicity events where dogs, horses and even an elephant were killed using Westinghouse's alternating current.
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