La Plata Home Press, La Plata, Missouri, Thursday, October 14, 1915, Page 6.
SEEN BY TESLA
Thinks "World System" Will
Allow Many to Talk at Once.
ENDS STATIC DISTURBANCE
Inventor Also Hopes to Transmit Pic-
tures by Same Medium Which Car-
ries the Voice--Declares It Will Be
Possible to Hold Secret Conversation
New York.--Nikola Tesla announced that he had received a patent on an invention which would not only eliminate static interference, the present bugaboo of wireless telephony, but would enable thousands of persons to talk at once between wireless stations and make it possible for those talking to see one another by wireless, regardless of the distance separating them. He said also that with his wireless station now in the process of construction on Long Island he hoped to make New York one of the central exchanges in a world system of wireless telephony.
The inventor, who has won fame by his electrical inventions, dictated this statement:
"The experts carrying out this brilliant experiment are naturally deserving of great credit
"It is claimed that static disturbance will fatally interfere with the transmission, while as a matter of fact there is not static disturbance possible in properly designed transmission and receiving circuits. Quite recently I have described in a patent circuits which are absolutely immune to static and other interferences, so much so that when a telephone is attached there is absolute silence, even lightning in the immediate vicinity not producing a click of the diaphragm, while in the ordinary telephonic conversation there are all kinds of noises.
|NIKOLA TESLA.Source: La Plata Home Press, La Plata, Missouri, Thursday, October 14, 1915, Page 6.|
"I have myself erected a plant for the purpose of connecting by wireless telephone the chief centers of the world, and from this plant as many as a hundred will be able to talk absolutely without interference and with absolute secrecy. The plant would simply be connected with the telephone central exchange in New York city, and any subscriber will be able to talk to any other telephone subscriber in the world, and all this without any change in his apparatus. This plan has been called my 'world system.' By the same means I propose also to transmit pictures and project images, so that the subscriber will not only hear the voice, but see the person to whom he is talking. Pictures transmitted over wires is a perfectly simple art practiced today. Many inventors have labored on it, but the chief credit is due to Professor Korn of Munich."