Einstein ? Tesla ? Steinmetz
In 1921, Albert Einstein, then the world's
greatest scientist, while traveling in the U.S., was invited
to visit the General Electric Laboratories in New York State.
There, he met and, was photographed with, two great scientist/inventors,
the brilliant hunchbacked dwarf, Charles Steinmetz, and the controversial
Transylvanian, Nikolai Tesla. Steinmetz was GE's chief scientist.
Tesla, inventor and early proponent of AC electrical power, was
a life-long rival of Thomas Edison, founder of the General Electric
A photo of this meeting, located in
the GE Archives and made available by UPI, curiously shows only
Einstein and Steinmetz.