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New Light in Photography

January 6th, 1898

Nikola Tesla Develops Vacuum Tubes to Make Pictures Regardless of the Sun

The art of photography will hereafter be independent of sunlight and will be relieved of the inconvenience and discomfort of the flashlight if Nikola Tesla’s claims for his latest development of the vacuum tubes are well founded. Illuminating power for lighthouses will also be enormously increased if his discovery is successful.

The Electrical Review of to-day prints an article on the new application of the tube and reproduces photographs taken by the new light, as evidence that sunlight may not only be dispensed with, but is excelled by the intensity of the vacuum rays. It is likely that experiments in the application of the light to lighthouses will soon be made.

The Review says editorially that this particular application is the oddest and most unlooked for development of the vacuum tube, and is evidently deeply impressed with its value.

Mr. Tesla last night declined to discuss his discovery, saying that more time than he could then spare would be required to explain it.


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