Nikola Tesla's patents for aircraft, ships, railways, autos, and more


The scientist and inventor was also affected by objects and displays of beauty. One such display is that of jets or fountains of water used to decorate parks and city squares. Because of this, he created an innovative Fountain that would move large volumes of water with very little energy expenditure. His idea used a screw to propel the water up a conical basin where it spilled over the top as a waterfall. This screw was driven by a motor which was mounted under the pool of water.

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