Topsy

Topsy

The Startling Story of the Crooked-tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison

Book - 2013
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Describes how a circus elephant named Topsy was electrocuted in 1903 with 6,600 volts of alternating current as proof that it was much more dangerous than direct current in an ongoing dispute between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2013.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780802119049
0802119042
Characteristics: viii, 369 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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