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Author Topic: Bizarre Nikola Tesla/Hugo Gernsback Connection  (Read 739 times)
RJBowman
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« on: May 28, 2015, 04:05:22 am »

I was looking on the web for a photo of Tesla's death mask, which I saw at the Henry Ford museum. Instead I found this, from the Tesla Museum:



More information available on this web site:
http://www.teslasociety.com/teslamuseum.htm

But the really weird part is this caption:
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Above: Death Mask of Nikola Tesla made by Hugo Gernsback, editor of Radio Craft.


Now I knew that Gernsback, original publisher of Amazing Stories, also published Radio Craft and other technological magazines, but a Google search reveals that he, in fact, corresponded with Tesla.

But it takes an unusual sort of friendship to make a casting of a guy's face after he dies.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 01:52:53 pm »

What else are friends for? Wink

Nice find.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 02:15:57 pm »

That's not Tesla, that's Tywinn Lannister!
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 07:21:03 pm »

I found another web site that says that Gernsback's son donated it to the Henry Ford Museum, so I guess that only one Tesla death mask exists. Considering that the Ford museum was started as an edison museum, it seems a strange fate.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 05:24:51 am »

That's not Tesla, that's Tywinn Lannister!

No, THAT is Homer Simpson!  Or his creepy evil twin at least... Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 04:51:34 pm »

Looks more like Boris karloff...at least to me
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 05:12:40 pm »

No, Boris Karloff looked quite different:

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