Pure Genius. The original patent for Alternating Current by Tesla. He handed it over to Westinghouse to save Westinghouse's company and died a pauper. JP Morgan ended up with the patent to build his company General Electric. Where is the next Tesla? We need you. Just hold onto your patents.
Pittsburgh was the site of the first licensed, commercial radio station. "This is KDKA, of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We shall now broadcast the election returns." —Leo Rosenburg, on the very first radio broadcast by KDKA, November 2, 1920
Macabre was Weegee's specialty. Case in point, the photographer took this shot of an American prisoner strapped into a chair in a gas chamber as he is sentenced to death. The prisoner's black hood carrries a Westinghouse Electric Company logo.
Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse - With the big money supporting DC currents (Edison Electric, J.P. Morgan, Thomson-Houston Company - through a merger into G.E. General Electric), Pittsburgh magnate George Westinghouse stood by Tesla's AC current, because as an inventor himself, he knew that the technology was superior, and felt that it would eventually win the war of the currents. Tesla, amazingly, would later give up his $2.50 per horsepower of electrical capacity sold that he was due.
AGREX Whitcomb 45-Ton #n/n. A 25-ton diesel-electric built by H. K. Porter in Pittsburgh, this little switcher was probably one of 6 built for stock in 1947-48. It was sold to the National Supply Company in Torrance, CA, and numbered #1. It is equipped with a Cummins HBI 600 150 hp diesel engine and Westinghouse 189R7 300-volt generator which powers a Westinghouse 14434 traction motor on its rear axle connected by a chain drive to the non-motored front axle.