WESTINGHOUSE (Full Documentary) | The Powerhouse Struggle of Patents & Business with Nikola Tesla


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  • nitotech
    nitotech  21 hours back

    Every school should play this video in their science classes.

    • MadMan Machinations
      MadMan Machinations  2 days back

      36:52 Holy shit, close call!

      • abc def
        abc def  3 days back

        louder !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Mehdi Lkabous
          Mehdi Lkabous  4 days back

          It's funny how all people who became great were never good at school and didn't like class hhh. That right there tells you that going to school is not a natural way to learn .

          • John W
            John W  7 days back

            I know of another person since Westinghouse that has been just as good to mankind, his employees and people in general. But the fake news is doing everything they can to chip away at his accomplishments and discredit him. A lot has changed in 100yrs.

            • PSYCHO DAD
              PSYCHO DAD  1 weeks back

              at one time in the past, company's wanted their employees to succeed , both thrived. now, company's only want to screw their employees otta everything they can. thats why we're in the shape we're in today.
              hats off, MR WESTINGHOUSE

              • Softail77us
                Softail77us  1 weeks back

                My dad was a welder for 36 years at Westinghouse transformer division in Sharon Pa. My grandfather worked there too after migrating from Ukraine. He would walk in the snow for 2 hours just to see if they would hire him for the day circa 1940. Then eventually got a full time job and bluffed his way into a welding position. They both worked there till retirement. The roof of the steel mills were shaped in a way that enemy bombers wouldn't recognize them should the US be invaded. They we're filled with smoke, enough noise to jar your teeth loose, and intense heat. The asbestos they had to wear to keep from becoming a human torch added to the rough work conditions. They spoke well of George W. and got the day off on his birthday although he had passed. When I struggle on a job I think about the conditions they worked under without complaining it helps me move forward.

                • Jeremy Hall
                  Jeremy Hall  1 weeks back

                  All these people putting down Edison aren't thinking about all the things we owe him......

                  • Michael Martinez
                    Michael Martinez  1 weeks back

                    What an interesting program this was...George Westinghouse was a brilliant, very talented engineer, and company founder, who had a good relationship and extreme loyalty with his employees... A very good businessman too... Thomas Edison seemed to be more interested in smearing the reputations of his competitors, instead of respecting their ideas...

                    • Thomas Jefferson
                      Thomas Jefferson  1 weeks back

                      Westinghouse was most likely a professional patent thief who had access to technological designs which far pre-dated him. Had that not been the case, there would have been no need for Tesla.

                      • John Doe
                        John Doe  1 weeks back

                        Tesla brought Alternating Current . It was his Poly Phase that lit the fair. This is a pathetic waste of time.

                        • david jones
                          david jones  2 weeks back

                          People tend to forget it is not the voltage that kills,its the current 0.05 of a amp can kill

                          • John W
                            John W  7 days back

                            Yeah, I died every time i tested a 9v battery when I was a kid.

                        • david jones
                          david jones  2 weeks back

                          Westinghouse sounded like a very caring employer.

                          • 01harvey
                            01harvey  2 weeks back

                            Why did Westinghouse screw Tesla?

                            • War N Peace
                              War N Peace  2 weeks back

                              America and the American people shed blood built gave wealth to the world now the laughingstock of the world heartbreaking sad times in the world

                              • War N Peace
                                War N Peace  2 weeks back

                                America was the richest and greatest country in the history of the world and has been totally sold out very sad and pathetic

                                • War N Peace
                                  War N Peace  2 weeks back

                                  JP MORGAN pulled funding from Nikola Tesla. U.S federal government confiscated most of Nikola Tesla work

                                  • War N Peace
                                    War N Peace  2 weeks back

                                    Sounded like Mr Westinghouse was a cool dude treated his employees well much respect

                                    • War N Peace
                                      War N Peace  2 weeks back

                                      Much respect Mr Nikola Tesla. Much respect Mr Westinghouse

                                      • Kittelizer Laurelott
                                        Kittelizer Laurelott  2 weeks back

                                        Whooda thunk that A/C current would also make SOUR GRAPES?

                                        • Jefferson Martin
                                          Jefferson Martin  2 weeks back

                                          The image at 29:28 is actually Andrew Carnegie and his mother being driven into Carnegie's birthplace of Dunfermline, Scotland- not good folks in Pittsburgh going to see George Westinghouse's gas well.

                                          • Inocente Lopez
                                            Inocente Lopez  2 weeks back

                                            AC current was Telsa ,inventions,no Westinghouse,oportunice whit money.

                                            • Robert Evans
                                              Robert Evans  2 weeks back

                                              Thomas Edison was the Dotard Trump of his age. Extraordinary self-promoter with little to do with anything except taking credit for other's work and not taking responsibility for his failures.

                                              • david jones
                                                david jones  2 weeks back

                                                The main problem with Americans, is they tend to forget that they have got a lot of there abilities from other countries,who else uses 110 to 115v as there supply voltage,and white cable as live

                                                • Robert Evans
                                                  Robert Evans  2 weeks back

                                                  Edison was an evil cheat and a lousy person.

                                                  • William E
                                                    William E  2 weeks back

                                                    What a Great Man He was To help the world and his works with houses etc
                                                    It’s too bad company’s don’t car about anything but making them selves rich. And stepping on others

                                                    • Neil Forbes
                                                      Neil Forbes  3 weeks back

                                                      As wolfu597 has stated in his comments George Westinghouse should be remembered as much as Thomas Edison, but I would go a step further and say that George Westinghouse deserves far more recognition and respect for his TRULY EGALITARIAN principles in employment.
                                                      Westinghouse would give credit to any employee who came up with a workable system for any application in his factory, that man would have the patent registered in his name rather than Westinghouse. That is egalitarianism WRIT LARGE!
                                                      Edison, if an employee of his came up with an idea for a device that proved workable, Edison would take credit himself, leaving the person who came up with the idea out in the cold and in obscurity. That is OBSCENE EGOTISM!

                                                      • RalphRacc00N
                                                        RalphRacc00N  3 weeks back

                                                        Did I just watch propaganda? I love Westinghouse now!

                                                        • d. cypher
                                                          d. cypher  3 weeks back

                                                          2:50 '...Westinghouse has been a household name, the world over, for over 100 years...because of one man...'
                                                          *oh?!...oh, how embarrassing!? I'm so terribly sorry...it says here in my historical research that Nikola Tesla was most responsible for that* whole ya know, '...hundred years...household name...technological innovative products used the world over.' Ehh, who cares about actual facts... baaaah!

                                                          • bob733333
                                                            bob733333  3 weeks back

                                                            100 men worked in that gigantic building? Ok

                                                            • Stephen Brookes
                                                              Stephen Brookes  4 weeks back

                                                              No mention of the Hungarian ZBD, team nor Englishman Sebastian Ferranti.
                                                              Mr. Westinghouse was a hero to all us engineers, but let us not forget the scientists that discovered the principles that enable engineers to invent.

                                                              • Fr0z3n Mechanix
                                                                Fr0z3n Mechanix  4 weeks back

                                                                Could you imagine if CEOs ran their companies like this nowadays?

                                                                • Lynn K
                                                                  Lynn K  4 weeks back

                                                                  My father got his engineering degree from Penn State and went directly from there to work for Westinghouse. He worked at Hunt Valley MD. My great-grandfather worked for Westinghouse in the Pittsburgh area. So proud of he fact that my family worked for that company. Westinghouse was the better man.

                                                                  • Fr0z3n Mechanix
                                                                    Fr0z3n Mechanix  4 weeks back

                                                                    I absolutely love the production value of this video. This is what I miss of History Channel. Now they’re super weird. The narrator is fantastic as well. Very smooth, calm voice.

                                                                    • Steven Dawson
                                                                      Steven Dawson  4 weeks back

                                                                      Henry Disston also treated his employees well !

                                                                      • Thomas Slone
                                                                        Thomas Slone  4 weeks back

                                                                        know nothing about him but he seems like a fraud who took advantage, what did he ever design? maybe ill google it so spare me the replies

                                                                        • Jaime Godoy
                                                                          Jaime Godoy  4 weeks back

                                                                          today, you pay the power bill, thanks to Mr. Westinghouse. If it were up to Mr. Tesla, you would never pay a power bill

                                                                          • Abdullah Ayatrollah
                                                                            Abdullah Ayatrollah  1 months back

                                                                            Today there is no way a child could have his own little area in a shop, where they used tools.

                                                                            • ginger bread
                                                                              ginger bread  1 months back

                                                                              Westinghouse was a spoiled rich prick that worked hard with his Daddy's fourtunes to rape steal and murder his way to multi billionaire status.
                                                                              If I could go back in time I would prevent most all things we know today from ever leaving the minds of men.
                                                                              The world would know nothing but sticks and stones and bones forever.

                                                                              • Brian Masters
                                                                                Brian Masters  1 months back

                                                                                and the Jews broke him!

                                                                                • Ilegal Alien
                                                                                  Ilegal Alien  1 months back

                                                                                  Thomas Edison plays like a true democrat

                                                                                  • John W
                                                                                    John W  7 days back

                                                                                    I know right?
                                                                                    Westinghouse winning the Edison award would feel about like Trump winning the CNN award for excellence and integrity.

                                                                                • Estate Sales
                                                                                  Estate Sales  1 months back


                                                                                  • mystic
                                                                                    mystic  1 months back

                                                                                    Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventor of our time, was never in any power struggle with Westinghouse or anyone else for that matter. The so called alternating current lighting that this documentary gave to Westinghouse was actually Nikola Tesla’s invention when he lit the Colombia fair with ac current!

                                                                                    • Krueger
                                                                                      Krueger  1 months back

                                                                                      If Westinghouse is still alive today the company might still be at the top. I wish that they won't go bankrupt.

                                                                                      • Derek Duncan
                                                                                        Derek Duncan  1 months back

                                                                                        WOW, Very interesting Doc...thanks for the upload.

                                                                                        • Kevin Balch
                                                                                          Kevin Balch  1 months back

                                                                                          Ironically, Westinghouse grew up in Schenectady NY which is where General Electric was later located.

                                                                                          • Kevin Lawrence Taylor
                                                                                            Kevin Lawrence Taylor  1 months back

                                                                                            Love this documentary, and the fascinating people as well! Mr. Westinghouse was a great man and I wish I could’ve known him. I tend to agree with the comment made about Mr. Tesla being not from this world. LOL he truly was a genius.

                                                                                            • lapko luna
                                                                                              lapko luna  1 months back

                                                                                              I did not see, any mention of Edison been responsible for the Brooklyn Doggers name, before the team moved to Los Angeles...Well basically Edison DC, was electrocuting people, as they done that poor Elephant...