Thomas Edison, "The Wizard of Menlo Park," was a vigorous proponent for direct current (DC) power distribution—a technology in which he was a patent holder. George Westinghouse, an American entrepreneur, had licensed Nikola Tesla's alternating current (AC) technology, and argued that it was superior to Edison's DC power. The two visionaries engaged in a bitter competition that would come to be known as the War of Currents.
Edison was so determined to discredit alternating current that he devised a public display to demonstrate how dangerous it was. In 1903, Edison sent 6,600 volts of AC through Topsy, a condemned circus elephant, in front of a crowd of onlookers. Topsy died "without a trumpet or groan."
This bizarre story illustrates what happens when competition and innovation—both good in and of themselves—become more important than moral integrity. In a time when technology advances at breakneck speeds, it is vital to consider the implications that technological progress will have on human kind.
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Celebrate your patriotism with this original design by 1791! There is nothing better than the look of an old T-shirt, which is why we crafted this vintage-inspired Buffalo Freedom tee with a hand-painted flag design in the buffalo to give a true Americana touch and feel. -Ribbed collar. Even-sewn cuffs and hem. -Distressed buffalo with painted flag on the chest. -1791 Supply & Co. Trade-Marked logo on the top back -100% Cotton. Machine washable -Made in U.S.A.
Album features Christmas Music Executive produced by Glenn Beck. Artists: Clyde Bawden, Jason Barney, and Friends
2. Christmas With You
3. Go Tell It On The Mountain
4. Away in a Manger
5. Home for Christmas
6. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
7. Angels We Have Heard on High
8. What Child Is This
9. Deck the Halls
10. O Holy Night
11. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
12. Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful
13. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Piano Reprise)
Our premium ring-spun selvage denim jeans are 100% Made in the USA. The
13.5 oz. Red Line Selvage denim is 100% cotton, woven in Greensboro, North
Carolina at Cone Denim® Mills. They are cut and sewn in Kentucky in a factory
that has been operating since 1891. Our vintage inspired western fit jean has been rinsed once to soften the jean and reduce shrinkage. Designed with a slight kick in the front pockets for easy accessibility and a slight opening at the ankle to fit comfortably over your boot. Each pair of jeans has been painstakingly constructed by America's most skilled denim craftsmen to create an honest pair of jeans. Custom 1791 & Co. copper washer and aluminum burr rivet are used on all points of strain on the jeans. The denim fibers that are pushed up through the washer are a mark of authenticity. The suede leather patch on the back of our jeans have all been personally hand branded with the 1791 logo.
•Handset chain-stitched waistband with reinforced tacking on the belt loops for
• Exposed selvage coin pocket. An authentic and unique detail that makes it a
•Golden-yellow stitching (Straight-Leg Signature Thread)
•Five-pocket jean with hidden copper/aluminum rivets on the back jean pockets
•Custom 1791 & Co. Washer and Burr copper rivets on all points of strain
•Reinforced button-fly closure to ensure a consistent fit.
•Custom top button depicting a buffalo with 1791 written above.
•Suede leather patch with the 1791 logo hand-branded on the back right waist.
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