How many inventions did Nikola Tesla bring into being?

When people throw a number out there like, Tesla had over 300 patents, that does not equate to over 300 specific inventions.

It's hard to state a specific number of "things" that were invented. Many times one specific invention was the result of many individual patents.

The other problem with patents is that an inventor may file for numerous patents for an idea as it being developed, but that idea never turns into a specific invention.

Most of Nikola Tesla's early inventions fell into the categories of electrical power distribution or motors and generators. Nikola Tesla developed the polyphase alternating current system of generators, motors and transformers.

In 1888 Tesla presented to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers his polyphase alternating current system in the report "A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers." George Westinghouse was impressed with Tesla's work and approached him about joining forces. Westinghouse purchased Tesla's alternating current patents on the electric systems and paid Tesla to work with him until they were fully implemented.

Probably Tesla's most well known invention is the Tesla Coil, a device used to produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity. In 1899 Tesla created a lab in the mountains of Colorado Springs to experiment with high frequency electricity where he built a huge 52 foot Tesla Coil.


Go get a book and read it.

Or go to Belgrade, Serbia, to the Tesla Museum, where they have everything listed.

The Serbians also claim a lot of stuff was confiscated by the FBI when Tesla died in 1943 and has not been revealed. However, the U.S. government sent a distinguished professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to review Tesla's papers immediately after his death. The professor, Dr. John G. Trump, reported that none of the papers contained matters of importance to the national defense.

Dr. Trump, a scientist of international repute who was decorated by both the British and U.S. governments for his achievements in electrical engineering and physics, was President Donald J. Trump's uncle. Amazing.


  1. The radio (In 1945, The Supreme Court overturned Marconi's patent and gave Tesla credit for the invention.)
  2. Alternating current (Only direct current was available before Tesla's invention.)
  3. Remote control
  4. Induction motor
  5. Neon lamp
  6. Wireless telegraphy
  7. Vacuum variable capacitor
  8. Violet rays
  9. Three-phase electrical power
  10. Tesla coil
  11. Tesla valve

Nicola Tesla filed something like 300 patents but many of his inventions never recieved patent protection.

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