High Vacua Apparatus Nikola Tesla Original Patent Lithograph 1910

High Vacua Apparatus Nikola Tesla Original Patent Lithograph 1910

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On this original linen-backed lithograph from 1910, patented by Nikola Tesla, is an invention for a turbine and compressor utilizing rotating disks. Some scholars consider the invention to be a device that behaves as an air compressor or water pump. According to the patent specifications, the invention was designed to provide more mechanical energy from the use of fluid and minimize the loss of energy from shock because the guiding fluid would guide the energy into a stream of least resistance. The patent provides two diagrams that show cross sections of pumps to be used to carry out the design of the invention.

Nikola Tesla patented this invention while living in the United States and working for his own company called Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing. Nikola Tesla is one of the most renowned and prolific inventors from the early nineteenth century. His inventions and patents helped with the creation of the wireless communication and remote controls. Tesla was granted nearly 125 patents from Great Britain and the United States of America.

All patent lithographs sold by Maymont Group are 100% ORIGINAL.

These documents are NOT reproductions or posters (patent art).

These are the original lithographs found in books obtained from the Patent and Trademark Office directly.


In the 1800's and early 1900's, inventors would submit a detailed drawing of the invention and/or improvements to the patent and trademark office. Once received and if approved, the Patent office would then send a letter of confirmation to the inventor and begin to take that drawing and etch it into stone in order to create and print this linen-backed lithograph. These documents are the original hard copies that were created by the patent office's artists, and act as patent examiner reference material. With that being said, these are 100% original and are the only physical copies in existence.

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