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Tesla maintained a residence at the old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City from the spring of 1899
to 1915. He maintained by mortgaging the Wardenclyffe property and tower to the hotel and its owner,
George C. Boldt. Since the anticipated income from the Wardenclyffe project of transmitting messages
across the Atlantic was unrealized, Tesla was unable to repay the mortgages. Action was taken by the
mortgagees in 1915 to foreclose on the property, and a bill of sale offered to Lester S. Holmes, a
developer. The property would be sold to Holmes and the tower would be destroyed so that property
could be developed.
Tesla appealed the foreclosure judgment, and the case was heard by the Supreme Court of the State of
New York, Suffolk County. Tesla lost the case on appeal. Following the judgment on April 20, 1922,
Tesla vacated his suite at the Waldorf-Astoria and took up residence at the Hotel St Regis.
Though the 313 page transcript document largely contains the various lawyers arguing about the legal
instruments of mortgaging and foreclosure actions, portions of the testimony are interesting. During
Tesla's testimony, he give important information about the Wardenclyffe installation (transcript pages
163-181). Next is a portion of Ezra C. Bingham's testimony, chief engineer for the Waldorf-Astoria, in
which he describes how the tower had been vandalized, and how poor the condition of the plant was
(transcript pages 235-247). Tesla returns to the stand and gives more information on the purpose of the
plant (transcript pages 269-275), and finally is Exhibit B, Tesla's inventory of the plant(transcript pages
Nikola Tesla for the Defendant p. 303 transcript pages 163-181.
Ezra C. Bingham for Plaintiff p. 323
transcript pages 235-247.
Nikola Tesla for the Defendant p. 337 transcript pages 269-275.
Defendant's Exhibit B p. 344
transcript pages 309-312
(inventory of plant)


Nikola Tesla for Defendant--Direct.
A. Of course I had signed and the transaction was completed.
Q. And those papers were then in Mr. Hutchins' possession?
A. Yes those were almost his parting words.
Q. I think you said that conversation took place early in 1917 or late in 1916?
A. I think early in 1917, if I remember rightly, but my memory is a little--on account
of the concentration----
Mr. Hawkins: I do not recall the date of that deed.
Mr. Fordham: Why don't you let your witness complete his answer about his memory?
Mr. Hawkins: I assumed he had.
By Mr. Fordham:
Q. What were you saying?
A. I answered all the questions to the best of my ability.
Q. No, counsel interrupted you intentionally in the middle of a sentence----
Mr. Hawkins: That is not true, that I interrupted him intentionally.
Mr. Fordham: Well, strike out the word intentionally. You interrupted him in the mid-
dle of the sentence. He can say what he started to say about his memory in
connection with this transaction. The witness evidently thinks he does not need to
pay any attention to what I say. Will your Honor kindly instruct the witness to
complete his answer.
By the Referee:
Q. Had you completed your answer? A. Yes, those were the parting words of Mr.
By Mr. Hawkins:
Q. As Mr. Fordham seems anxious to have you complete what you said, I heard what
you said----
Mr. Fordham: He says he has completed.
A. Yes/in regard to the memory of the exact date, 1 say that I cannot exactly remember
the dates on account of concentration on some other work that I am doing now, but
I can easily ascertain all the dates from documents.
Q. Now at the time that you delivered that document to Mr. Hutchins, I refer now to
the deed, will you please describe to the Court what there was upon the property?
A. Upon the property?
Q. Yes, described in the deed, which property is situated at Rocky Point
Mr. Fordham: That is objected to on the ground it is incompetent, immaterial and ir-
relevant at this point what there was on the property.
The Referee: I will take it,
Mr. Fordham: We except
The Referee: You mean structures, I suppose?
Mr. Hawkins: Yes, absolutely. Improvements, I had in mind, if there were any build-

ings there or structures.
Q. Tell the Court what there was there.
A. There was a brick building in which was located the power plant----
Q. Please describe the size of the brick building.
A. The "building forms a square about one hundred by one hundred feet wide and it is
one floor, rather high, with a roof covered with gravel, as they usually make them.
This building was divided inside in four compartments, two of which were very
large, one being the machine shop----
Q. How large was that?
A. That was one hundred feet by about thirty-five feet, I should say.
Q. Now tell how big the other compartments were.
A. The other one was about one hundred by thirty-five and then these other two
smaller ones where the engines were located on one side and the boilers on the
other were about thirty by forty, thirty one way and forty the other.
Q. I think you said the building was one story high?
A. Yes.
Q. It had one floor, did it?
A. One floor, yes.
Q. Further describe the building, if there is any further description, and tell the Court
whether there were any brick chimneys, outside chimneys?
A. Oh yes, right in the center of the building rose the chimney.
Q. How big was the chimney?
A. The chimney was four by four feet; it was calculated to give the proper speed to the
products of combustion under the boilers.
Q. Of what was the chimney composed?
A. Brick.
Q. How high was the building?
A. The building might have been, I think the extent of the walls on one side, the lowest
part of the roof might have been something like twenty-eight feet, I would say.
Q. Twenty-eight feet at the corners of the building?
A. Yes.
Q. And did it have a gable roof or a lantern roof?
A. Yes, as you call it in English--how is this roof called?
Q. I think it is a gable roof.
A. Gable roof. The building was resting on cement foundations and there were the
usual modern conveniences and----
Q. Tell what you mean by the usual modern conveniences?
A. I mean the channels for leading off the waste, the rain drips and all that, and then
attached to it was, of course, the water pump that pumped the water for the

Mr. Fordham: I do not wish to interrupt counsel but what possible use can there be in a
detailed description of the building on this property?
The Referee: I do not know at this time.
Mr. Fordham: Neither do I. It does not seem to me that we should burden the record
indefinitely with these descriptive details.
The Referee: I will let him describe them.
Mr. Hawkins: It is a material part of the defense here.
The Referee: Go ahead. I will take it.
The Witness: I suppose what belongs to the buildings is the boiler plant, with two 300
horse power boilers on one side----
Q. That was two 300-horse power?
A. Two 300-horse power boilers, yes, and the pumps, injectors and other accessories,
and then there were big water tanks that wore placed around the chimney so as to
utilize some of the waste heat. These tanks had a capacity of about 16,000 gallons,
if I am correct.
Q. Of what were the tanks composed?
A. Of quarter inch thick sheet steel, galvanized.
Q. Those were all in one compartment, were they?
A. They were around the chimney under the roof, and for this purpose the room had an
extension upward there. This could be shown on a photograph if his Honor wishes
to see the photograph.
Q. Just a moment please. Now describe the other three compartments of the building.
A. Well, I have described the boiler plant Now right opposite to the boiler plant
lengthwise was a corresponding compartment and therein were located the engines.
Of these engines there was one 400-horse power Westinghouse reciprocating en-
gine, driving a directly connected dynamo which was specially made for my
purposes. Then there was a 35-kilowatt Westinghouse outfit also driving the
dynamo, which was for the purpose of lighting and other work, a permanent
attachment to the building to furnish all conveniences. There was then a high
pressure compressor which also formed an essential part of the equipment. And
then there was a low pressure compressor or blower. Then there was a high
pressure pump and a reciprocating low pressure pump. That was all----
Q. Water pumps?
A. Water pumps, yes. Those were all in that compartment, and of course this
compartment also contained the switches and the switchboard and all that which
goes with the equipment of the plant. Then there was a gallery on the top on which
certain parts were placed and arranged that were needed daily in the operation.
Q. Those were parts of what?
A. Well they were the tools, you know, that were needed in the plant.
Q. Please describe another compartment.
A. The compartment that was towards the railroad, that was the machine shop.
Q. Which part of the building was that, the north, south, east or west?
A. I cannot locate it----

The Referee: The north side.
The Witness: Towards the road, facing the road. That compartment was one hundred
by thirty-five feet with a door in the middle and it contained I think eight lathes.
The Referee: You are speaking now, when you said facing the road, that is on the
south side, the travel road or----
The Witness: Facing the railroad. It is just close on the railroad track, your Honor, this
building. That contained I think eight lathes ranging in swing from eight inches to
thirty-two, I believe. Then there was a milling machine and there was a planer, and
shaper, a spliner, a vertical machine for splining. Then there were three drills, one
very large, another medium and a third quite small one. Then there were four
motors which operated the machinery. Also a grinder and an ordinary grindstone, a
Q. Blacksmith's forge?
A. Yes, a blacksmith's forge. Then a special high temperature stove and the blower for
the forge. Of course the shop was full of counter shafting and there were a few
special tools which suited certain purposes which I contemplated there. I cannot at
present recall them exactly, but there were five or six of them.
Q. Were those stationary tools or hand tools?
A. No, -some of them were attachments to the ordinary lathes or milling machines,
suitable for certain work and others were of course portable.
Q. Now have you described the four compartments of the building?
A. No. Now the compartment opposite, that is facing further away from the railroad,
which also was one hundred feet, the whole length of the building, by about thirty-
five, there is where the real expensive apparatus was located. That contained also
the desks and the office accessories. Shall 1 describe now this one?
Q. Yes, describe any stationary fixtures there were in this other compartment.
A. Well, is machinery a stationary fixture? Q. Yes we call that a stationary fixture. A.
Right along the back wall that separated this compartment from the rest of the
building there were two special glass cases in which I kept the historical apparatus
which was exhibited and described in my lectures and scientific articles. There
were probably at least a thousand bulbs and tubes each of which represented a
certain phase of scientific development. Then close, beginning with these two glass
cases, there were five large tanks. Four of those contained special transformers
according to my design, made by the Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing
Company. These were to transform the energy for the plant. They were about, I
should say, seven feet high and about five by five feet each, and were filled with
special oil which we call transformer oil, to stand an electric tension of 60,000
volts. Then besides these four tanks there was another similar tank which was for
special purposes, containing a transformer. Then there were two doors, one door
that led to the other compartment and the other one led in the closets, and between
those two doors there was a space on which was placed my electric generating
apparatus. This apparatus I used in ray laboratory demonstrations in two
laboratories before, and I had also used it in the Colorado experiments where I
erected a wireless plant in 1889. That apparatus was precious because it could flash
a message across the Atlantic, and yet it was built in 1894 or 1895. That is a
complicated and very expensive apparatus.
Then beyond the door there were again four tanks, big tanks almost the same size as

those I described. These four tanks were to contain the condensers, what we call
electric condensers, which store the energy and then discharge and make it go
around the world. These condensers, some of them, were in an advanced state of
construction, two, I think, and the others were not. They were according to a
principle of discovery. Then there was a very expensive piece of apparatus that the
Westinghouse Company furnished me; only two of this kind of apparatus were
made by the Westinghouse Company, one for me and one for themselves. It was
developed together by myself and their engineers. That was a steel tank which
contained a very elaborate assemblage of coils, an elaborate regulating apparatus,
and it was intended to give every imaginable regulation that I wanted in my
measurements and control of energy. Then on the last side, where I had described
the first four big tanks there was a special 100-horse power motor and this motor
was equipped with elaborate devices for rectifying the alternating currents and then
sending them into the condensers. On this apparatus alone I spent thousands of
dollars. The 100-horse power motor was specially constructed for me by the
Westinghouse Company, but the other parts were all made by myself and that took
a considerable portion of space there and it was a wonderful piece of apparatus. I
have photographs of these which will make this description very clear.
Then along the center of the room, I had a very precious piece of apparatus. That
was a boat which was illustrative of my discovery of teletaumatics; that is a boat
which was controlled without wire, which would do anything you wanted, but there
was no connection. This boat was exhibited by me on many occasions.
Q. The boat was not stationary, was it?
A. It was stationary, yes, on the supports. It was stationary on the supports but as I say
that boat was my wireless boat; that is a boat that you commanded it and it would
perform as many evolutions as you wanted, by just commanding it.
Q. Was that about all there was, generally speaking?
A. Oh, no, nowhere near. Then there were on each side long specially made, how do
you call them, not desks or shelves, but closets, I might say, which were specially
made to contain the apparatus, because I had accumulated for years hundreds of
different kinds of appliances which stand for a certain principle, and this apparatus
was stored in there, and on top of these I had again all full of apparatus, each
representing a different phase. And then on one side there were the desks and then
on the other side there were the drawing implements and tools. And then in the
corner, when you looked at the railroad side, on the right side in the corner there
was my testing room and that contained--there were two precious instruments
among these that Lord Kelvin made especially for me. He was a great friend of
mine. A device for measurement invented by him; it is called a breach; and another
a voltmeter of his. Both of these things were given to me and prepared for me by
his special instructions. There were a lot of other instruments, voltmeters,
wattmeters, ampere meters; in that small space there was a fortune in there.
Mr. Fordham: The last, that there was a fortune in there, calls for a conclusion as to the
salable value of the stuff and I think it should go out.
The Referee: Yes, strike it out.
Q. I think you said this building was constructed of brick, did you not?
A. Yes.
Q. How thick were the walls of it?

A. That I cannot tell now exactly, but I should say about twelve inches.
Q. It was more than one brick thick, at any rate?
A. Oh, I should say so. I paid something----
Q. I presume this building had windows in it?
A. Oh yes there were large windows which were divided into panels.
Q. And what were the window sash made of, metal or wood?
A. Wood sashes.
Q. I show you a document, Defendant's Exhibit C, and call your attention to the
signature on that document, and ask you if that is your signature?
A. Yes sir, that is my signature.
Q. Do you recognize the instrument?
A. Yes sir, that was one of the----
Q. That is the deed which you delivered, is it not? A. Yes.
Q. I call your attention to the date of the deed, March 30, 1915.
A. 1915?
Q. Yes.
A. Well that was--1915?
Q. Yes.
A. I was under the impression it was a little later.
Q. Well that is the only deed which you delivered in the transaction to Mr. Holmes, is
it not?
A. Hutchins?
Q. Hutchins, yes.
A. So far as I know.
Q. Then would you like to change your testimony when you said it was in 1917? The
date of this in March 30. 1915.
A. I have stated that I was not sure about the dates, but I could ascertain it exactly by
looking at the documents.
Q. Well there is the document.
A. Well it must be so because it is there.
Q. It is 1915 then instead of 1917?
A. Yes, but my impression was that this was another attorney who had it first and it
was made to Mr. Hutchins later.
Q. I do not know what you mean by saying it was made to Mr. Hutchins. The grantee
in the deed is Lester K. Holmes.
A. Yes, Lester S. Holmes.
By the Referee:
Q. The transaction you had was with Mr. Hutchins?

A. Yes that is all.
The Referee: I do not think there is any dispute about that.
Mr. Fordham: There was only one, I understand. The witness does not claim there
were two, one in 1915 and another in 1917.
The Witness: No.
By Mr. Hawkins:
Q. No there was only one and Mr. Holmes was the grantee in the deed which you gave
to Mr. Hutchins, was he not?
A. Yes, and I recall the transaction with Mr. Hutchins.
Q. Were there any other structures upon the property aside from the building?
By the Referee:
Q. Did you read that paper at the time you executed it?
A. Yes at the request of Mr. Hutchins.
By Mr. Hawkins:
Q. Were there any other structures upon the premises other than that brick factory or
laboratory which you have just described?
A. Yes sir, there was the structure which in a certain sense was the most important
structure, because the power plant was only an accessory to it That was the tower.
Q. Please describe the tower as to dimensions and material and method of construction
and kind of construction?
Mr. Fordham: We renew our objection, if the Court please. This is entirely immaterial,
irrelevant and incompetent until after they have succeeded in establishing their
contention that the deed is a mortgage.
The Referee: I will take it.
Mr. Fordham: Exception.
A. The tower was 187 feet high from the base to the top. It was built of special timber
and it was built in such a way that every stick could be taken out at any time and
replaced if it was necessary. The design of the tower was a matter of considerable
difficulty. It was made in the shape of an octagon and pyramidal form for strength
and was supporting what I have termed in my scientific articles a terminal.
By the Referee:
Q. There was sort of a globe at the top?
A. Yes. That, your Honor, was only the carrying out of a discovery I made that any
amount of electricity within reason could be stored provided you make it of a
certain shape. Electricians even today do not appreciate that yet. But that construc-
tion enabled me to produce with this small plant many times the effect that could be
produced by an ordinary plant of a hundred times the size. And this globe, the
framework, was all specially shaped, that is the girders had to be bent in shape and
it weighed about fifty-five tons.
By Mr. Hawkins:
Q. Of what was it constructed?
A. Of steel, all the girders being specially bent into shape.

Q. Was the tower that supported it entirely constructed of wood or partly steel?
A. That part alone on top was of steel. The tower was all timbers and of course the
timbers were held together by specially shaped steel plates.
The Referee: Braces?
The Witness: Yes, steel plates. I had to construct it this way for technical reasons. The
Referee: We are not interested in that.
Q. Was the tower enclosed or open?
A. The tower, at the time of the execution of this deed, was open, but I have
photographs to show how it looked exactly and how it would have looked finished.
Q. After you delivered the deed was the tower ever enclosed?
A. No, it was just open.
Q. Now the dome or the terminal at the top, was that enclosed?
A. No sir.
Q. Never enclosed?
A. Never enclosed, no.
Q. Had that structure ever been completed?
A. The structure so far, if I understand the terms right, yes, the structure was all
completed but the accessories were not placed on it yet, For instance that globe
there was to be covered with specially pressed plates. These plates----
Q. That had not been done, had it?
A. That had not been done, although I had it. all prepared. I had prepared everything, I
had designed and prepared everything, but it was not done.
Q. Was the structure of the tower in any manner connected with the brick building or
power plant?
A. The tower was separate.
Q. I understand, but was there any connection between them?
A. There were of course two channels. One was for communicating, for bringing into
the tower compressed air and water and such things as I might have needed for
operations, and the other one was to bring in the electric mains.
By the Referee:
Q. In order to do that there was, as a matter of fact, was there not, a well-like shaft
going down right in the middle of the tower into the ground some fifty or sixty feet?
A. Yes. You see the underground work is one of the most expensive parts of the tower.
In this system that I have invented it is necessary for the machine to get a grip of
the earth, otherwise it cannot shake the earth. It has to have a grip on the earth so
that the whole of this globe can quiver, and to do that it is necessary to carry out a
very expensive construction. I had in fact invented special machines. But I want to
say this underground work belongs to the tower.
By Mr. Hawkins:
Q. Anything that was there, tell us about.
A. There was, as your Honor states, a big shaft about ten by twelve feet goes down

about one hundred and twenty feet and this was first covered with timber and the
inside with steel and in the center of this there was a winding stairs going down and
in the center of the stairs there was a big shaft again through which the current was
to pass, and this shaft was so figured in order to tell exactly where the nodal point
is, so that I could calculate every point of distance. For instance I could calculate
exactly the size of the earth or the diameter of the earth and measure it exactly
within four feet with that machine.
Q. And that was a necessary appurtenance to your tower?
A. Absolutely necessary. And then the real expensive work was to connect that central
part with the earth, and there I had special machines rigged up which would push
the iron pipes, one length after another, and I pushed these iron pipes. I think
sixteen of them, three hundred feet, and then the current through these pipes takes
hold of the earth. Now that was a very expensive part of the work, but it does not
show on the tower, but it belongs to the tower.
By Mr. Fordham :
Q. Was the hole really one hundred and twenty feet deep, did you say?
A. Yes, you see the ground water on that place is about one hundred and twenty feet.
We are above the ground water about one hundred and twenty feet. In the well we
struck water at about eighty feet.
By the Referee :
Q. What you call the main water table? A. Yes the main well we struck at eighty feet,
but there we had to go deeper.
By Mr. Hawkins:
Q. Tell the Court generally, not in detail, the purpose of that tower and the equipment
which you have described connected with it?
Mr. Fordham: How is that material? The Referee: I will take it. Mr. Fordham: We
A. Well, the primary purpose of the tower, your Honor, was to telephone, to send the
human voice and likeness around the globe.
By the Referee:
Q. Through the instrumentality of the earth.
A. Through the instrumentality of the earth. That was my discovery that I announced
in 1893, and now all the wireless plants are doing that. There is no other system
being used. And the idea was to reproduce this apparatus and then connect it just
with a central station and telephone office, so that you may pick up your telephone
and if you wanted to talk to a telephone subscriber in Australia you would simply
call up that plant and the plant would connect immediately with that subscriber, no
matter where in the world, and you could talk to him. And I had contemplated to
have press messages, stock ({notations, pictures for the press and these
reproductions of signatures, checks and everything transmitted from there
throughout the world, but----
liy Mr. Hawkins:
Q. The purpose then briefly was for wireless communication to various parts of the
A. Yes and the tower was so designed that I could apply to it any amount of power and

I was planning to give a demonstration in the transmission of power which I have
so perfected that power can be transmitted clear across the globe with a loss of not
more than five per cent, and that plant was to serve as a practical demonstration.
And then I was going to interest people in a larger project and the Niagara people
had given me 10,000-horse power----
Q. What do you mean by power, energy?
A. Yes, power in any amount.
Q. Were there any other structures upon the premises?
A. No, just these two big structures.
Q. I call your attention, Mr. Tesla, to Defendants Exhibit A which I characterize as a
bill of sale and ask you to notice the signature there.
A. That is my signature, sir.
Q. Now the date of this document is the 30th day of March, 1915?
A. Yes sir.
Q. Is that the bill of sale that was delivered the same time the deed was delivered?
A. Yes.
Q. I do not wish to repeat this, but when you stated that that was also on or about the
early part of 1917 you had in mind this document which you delivered in March,
A. Yes, but what stands out in my mind strongest is the construction of the tower, and
that is the reason I have that in mind, the construction of the tower.
Q. Do you recall the testimony of Mr. Hutchins, that the Waldorf entered possession
of the property?
A. Of Hutchins?
Q. Do you recall the testimony of Mr. Hutchins?
A. Yes, I recall something of that which he suited.
Q. And when was that done, in 1917, before or subsequent to the destruction of the
A. It was done some time before the actual destruction of the tower.
Q. Do you recall when the tower was destroyed?
A. It was about in 1917, as near as I can recall, but I can .ascertain----
Q. When was the tower erected?
A. The tower was erected from 1901 to 1902.
Q. What had you done to it to preserve it?
A. I spent considerable money on it by painting all the metal parts over three times, I
think, each time at a cost of about a thousand dollars.
Q. Was there anything done to preserve the wooden portion of the structure?
A. Oh yes, we carefully watched everything, and----
Q. I know, but did you apply anything to it? A. No not to the wood.
Q. Did not paint it?

A. No. not the wood.
Q. Had the wood been treated in any manner prior to being put in the construction, to
preserve it?
Mr. Fordham: How is this material, your Honor? All this detail of preliminary work?
The Referee: I want to give counsel much latitude, but I suggest, to be just as brief as
you can about it
Mr. Hawkins: Yes. My idea is this, if the wood had been creosoted or treated in any
way to preserve it that was part of its value.
Mr. Fordham: Not unless it could have been sold for more money. It is absolutely
The Referee: I will let him state if it had been treated.
A. No, but it was the finest timber.
Q. What was the timber? A. Pine.
Q. What kind of pine?
A. I cannot tell you, there are so many kinds of pine in America.
The Referee : I think it was yellow pine. The Witness: I could ascertain exactly. The
Referee: Timbers of that sort generally are.
Q. Now prior to the time when the tower was taken down did you have a conversation
with Mr. Hutchins concerning that?
A. Concerning the tower?
Q. Concerning the destruction of the tower?
A. Concerning the destruction of the tower?
Q. Yes.
A. No. certainly not. He gave me a friendly assurance that nothing would be done in
an unfriendly way.


The Referee: Overruled.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
Mr. Fordham: Yon may proceed, Mr. Bingham.
A. What is the question again, please?
The question was read as follows: Have you had any experience, and if so what, in the purchase and sale of
A. Weil, I have not had any in a great many years no, sir. either direct purchase or selling.
Q. Well, have you had any experience so that you are qualified to speak as to the value of machinery?
A. Only partially, I think.
Q. I call your attention to the testimony of the defendant Tesla. which appears on pages 88 to 161 of the record here
inclusive, at the hearing on January 26, 1922, and ask you if you have read that testimony?
A. Yes, sir, 1 read that whole paragraph through.
Q. Are you acquainted with the premise referred to in the complaint in this action and the deed which is in evidence
of the premises of the defendant Tesla?
Mr. Hawkins: That is objected to as immaterial, irrelevant and incompetent.
The Referee. Overruled.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. Yes, sir.
Q. When did you first visit those premises?
Mr. Hawkins: Same objection. The Referee: Same ruling. Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. Well, it is hard for me to state just when I first----
Q. (Interrupting.) Well, as near as you recall?
A. I would say about 191.'}.
Q. What was the occasion of your visit then?
Mr. Hawkins: Same objection.
The Referee: Same ruling.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. Mr. Boldt held a mortgage on this property and he sent me down there to check up and go over the
condition of it and see what condition it was in.
Q. Yes; and how many times were you there?
Mr. Hawkins: Same objection. The Referee: Same ruling. Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. Oh, up until the time that I received that notice from Mr. Hutchins, I presume twenty times.
Q. The notice to which you refer is the letter of July -'0, 1915, of which I show you a copy?
Mr. Hawkins: Same objection.
The Referee: Same ruling.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. Yes, sir.
Q. You haven't the original letter in your possession, have you?
A. No, sir; I have not.

Q. This is a correct copy?
A. Yes, sir.
The Referee: May I see that, Mr. Fordham? I do not just bear it in mind.
Mr. Fordham: Yes. I offer this letter in evidence.
Mr. Hawkins: Objected to as incompetent irrelevant and immaterial and further on the ground that it is a
self-serving declaration: and I further object to it because it is not the original document.
The Referee: I will take it.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
(Letter marked Plaintiffs' Exhibit Xo. 8.
Q. Mr. Bingham, between the time you first went there to the property in 1913 and July 20, 1915, so far
us you recall, how many visits did you make to the property?
Mr. Hawkins: Same objection.
The Referee: Same ruling.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. I could not say. I used to go there on an average of once or twice a month.
Q. During that period?
A. During that period.
Q. Will you please fell the Court what you found on the property during those visits?
Mr. Hawkins: Objected to as incompetent, immaterial and irrelevant and certainly can have no bearing
upon the question as to whether these instruments were delivered as absolute conveyances or as security.
The Referee: Overruled.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. The first time I went down there I found the windows--well, I should say there was half a dozen of
them that were wide open, and in the big room such as was used for experimenting and things of that,
kind there was probably a dozen or fifteen desks in there and a great many wardrobes, that is closets and
things of that kind, and among them was a--what you would call a model submarine. Well, this place had
practically been wrecked.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that be stricken out.
The Referee: Yes, strike out the "practically been wrecked." Just describe its condition.
A. There had been a desk that the drawers had been opened, pulled out and thrown on the floor and all the
tops of the desks--they were roll-tops desks--they had been ripped off and thrown on the floor, the doors
were ripped off the closets and the books and emit that was in there, I would say there was four truckloads
of that thrown all over this big room, and I came back and made a report to Mr. Holdt of the condition we
found things.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that be stricken out.
The Referee: No, the fact that he made a report, let it stand.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. (Continuing.) And in two or three days I took a couple of carpenters and we went down there and
nailed up the windows.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that be stricken out

Q. (Interrupting.) Well, Mr. Ringham, bear in mind the question I was asking you; the first time you went
there in 1913 you did not go down and nail up windows, did you?
A. I did in two or three days.
Mr. Hawkins: Is the last part of that answer stricken out on ray motion? The Referee: Yes.
A. (Continuing.) And put in some light pieces of board, such as "Compo" board where the glass was gone
out, so as to kind of protect the place, as at his suggestion he thought I better do that.
Mr. Hawkins: 1 ask that be stricken out.
The Referee: Strike out the last part.
Mr. Hawkins: And also that they nailed up boards.
The Referee: No, I will let that stand.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
Q. Proceed. What did you then discover?
A. About two weeks later I went down again and I found these things all ripped open again and the doors
open, and I came hack and locked them up the best I could and went over to see the station agent and they
didn't know anything about what had happened or anything of that kind.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that be stricken out.
The Referee: Granted.
A. (Continuing.) And in the meantime there had been some of these desks that was in there that was
completely smashed up and taken away, I should say there was about half of them gone.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that be stricken out.
The Referee: Denied.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. (Continuing.) And I went down, I would not say just how soon again, but probably within a month
because I had to go there that often, Mr. Holdt insisted on my going down there and keeping a check on it
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that be stricken out. The Referee: Strike that out.
Q. You may say what you did? A. I continually kept going down there up until the time I received this
notice from Mr. Hutchins.
Up until that time----
The Referee (interrupting) : That is the exhibit that has just been offered.
Mr. Fordham: Yes, Exhibit 8, dated July 20, 1915.
Q. Proceed.
A. Up until that time they had practically stripped the place of everything: they had stolen off all the
railings and everything that might pertain to brass of any description, even the boiler feed pumps they had taken
the tops off and taken the valves and valve seats out; all the toilets, they had taken off the toilets and taken all the
lead pipe back of the toilet and everything that could be possibly sold that could be drawn in any kind of a wagon
had been taken away, I suppose for junk, that is the only thing they could possibly use it for.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that be stricken out. The Referee: The supposition strike out.
A. (Continuing) The boilers were there, simply the headers and tubes; everything that pertained to them were gone,
they had stolen and dragged away; the dynamos were still there, the main part.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask the part of the answer in effect had been stolen be stricken out.
The Referee: Yes, the characterization stolen we will strike out. The fact that they were not there we will let stand.

Q. Proceed.
A. Well, that had been taken away.
The Referee: Well, they were gone?
The Witness: They were not taken for ornaments ; they were gone.
The Referee: Yes.
The Witness: The engines, the main part of the engines were there, that is the foundation and the fly wheels,
because they could not take them away; and some of the big part of the machinery, the different lathes and milling
machines and the main drill-press; all small lathes and motors and everything of that kind were gone. What had
become of them I could not say, but I would say they were stolen. And when I got this notice from Mr. Hutchins I
went down then and got the notice the same as today. I made the signs up and went down tomorrow and put up the
signs, and in about a week or ten days from then I took a couple of hacks and went down there and brought the big
machinery away
Q. Just what did you bring away?
A. I brought away a large drill-press, milling machine, planer and two lathes.
Q. Do you know the value of those articles which you brought away?
A. I do not know exactly the value of those things. I have everything yet at the Waldorf, with the exception of the
milling machine.
Q. Well, was the value a few hundred dollars or was it a great many thousand?
Mr. Hawkins: That is objected to on the ground the witness is not qualified.
The Referee: Objection sustained.
Mr. Fordham: We except.
Q. You have the things now, with the exception of the milling machine?
A. I have, with the exception of the milling machine, yes, sir.
Q. Do you know what became of that?
Mr. Hawkins: That is objected to as immaterial.
The Referee: Overruled.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. That was sold; I don't know just now who it was.
Q. You don't know?
A. No. but I could find out. I could look the book up and find out who did buy it, but I don't remember.
Q. Do you know what was received for it?
A. No, I do not
Q. I show you Defendants' Exhibit A, a certain bill of sale, and call your attention to the schedules setting
forth the various items purporting to have been conveyed by that bill of sale, and ask you to look over
those items and to tell the Court what, if any of them, were on the property on July 20, 1915?
Mr. Hawkins: That is objected to as incompetent, irrelevant and immaterial.
The Referee: Overruled.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. You want me to start at the top of it?
Q. Yes, and go right through it. if you please?
A. No. Westinghouse Compound Engine was there.

Q. What was its condition? Describe its condition.
Mr. Hawkins: That is objected to as immaterial.
The Referee: I will take it.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. The compound engine was there without any trimming, as I have stated before, everything was
Q. Yes, but----
A. (Interrupting.) There wasn't anything left on it.
Q. Yes, but repeat your statement as it applies to each of those items?
A. Both numbers, 1, the Westinghouse Alternating and the Westinghouse Compound Engine were there,
that is the bodies of the engine; and the direct connected double current generator was there, the 25 kwt
the 15 horsepower motor, and No. 1 item here, 16235, was not there; the transformers were not there; the
tank was not there; the truck was not there; Fairbanks Scale was not there; Laidlaw-Dunn-Gordon Pump
was there, but the inside was out of it; Westinghouse Electric Motor was not there; milling machine was
not there; lathe No. 1 was not there, there was no tools of any description left there; the work benches
were still there, but nothing on them; vises were gone; Westinghouse Type C 2-horsepower motor was
gone; Westinghouse Type C inducting motor was gone; Westinghouse Type C 5-horsepower motor was
gone; Westinghouse Motor about one-quarter horsepower was gone; the three lathes that he mentions
here, only two could have been there at most at that time, the two that I have; I don't know the names of
Mr. Hawkins: 1 ask that be stricken out. Only two could have been there.
The Referee: Well, you only got two, is that what you mean?
The Witness: Yes, sir.
Q. How many were there?
A. I don't know how many there was, quite a good many the first time I looked in there, but I know at the
time we took possession from the time I went there, they were all carted away, some truck came in there
for some place around there one day it and I asked the agent there, and he said Mr. Tesla told this
fellow--he runs a garage over there -- that he could have them and he took a lot of stuff of that class.
Q. When was that?
A. 1 think that was along about a year before 1 got that notice.
Q. Proceed, please, with the other items.
A. Planer made by the Headley people, I see no planer there; planer made by Pedrick, no planers at all; no
drill-press; that was gone; one large drill-press that I have; 36 lockers, they were all ripped to pieces; one
testing fan motor----
Q. Hawkins (interrupting) : I ask that be stricken out.
The Referee: Denied.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. (Continuing.) That was gone; telephone and bell wire gone; quantity of lead cable gone; 4 radiators,
they were gone; drills, bits, reamers, taps and all tools for milling machines and lathes at present time in
storeroom located inside workshop, that was all gone; oil tanks, they were ripped up and they evidently
had torn them apart because they wanted to get something inside of them, either lead or copper, I don't
know which.
Mr. Hawkins: That is objected to.

The Referee: Strike it out.
Q. Leave out your conclusions about why they did it; what was the condition of them?
A. Just ripped to pieces; all the meters and starting boxes and switches had all been stripped off, only the
bare slates left there; 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, everything but the shell and tabes were gone, and feed
pumps, just the housing was left; one hand----
The Referee (interrupting) : What do you mean by that?
The Witness: Well, it is made out of cast iron, and the insides are brass, that is the valve seats and valves,
they are always brass. They had been taken out. One hand blacksmith's forge was gone; toilets, urinals,
wash basins, all ripped to pieces; 7 rheostats, desks, safes, 3 meters, all those things were gone; one set of
storage batteries, tanks, submarine boat, Westinghouse Motor 28292, Westinghouse Motor Type C 5-
horsepower No. 62320, Westinghouse Motor Type C 5-horsepower No. 22070; 4 high-tension
transformers in tanks and switchboards, wiring drums, drafting boards and tools all gone. Chairs, there
was two or three old chairs left there, was all; clocks, no clocks; radiators, no radiators at all.
Q. What did you find the condition of the tower to be?
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that the entire testimony of this witness concerning the items mentioned in the
Defendants' Exhibit A, I think it was, be stricken from the record as incompetent, irrelevant and
immaterial, especially because that testimony bears no weight upon the question as to whether that bill of
sale was delivered as a security or as an absolute conveyance.
The Referee: Denied:
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
Mr. Fordham: Read the last, question.
The question was read by the stenographer.
Mr. Hawkins: That is objected to as incompetent, irrelevant and immaterial.
The Referee: I will let him describe what he found. Overruled.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.
A. The tower was badly rotted, the main supports going up where the stairs were, the great big timbers
were rotted out, they were half gone and it is a wonder they could stand up.
Mr. Hawkins: I move to strike that out.
The Referee: Yes, the wonder they ever
Mr. Hawkins: Yes.
The Witness: The stairs leading up to the top of the ball were half rotted away so that we could not get up
to the ball. I wanted to see what the ball was made out of and I took a man down there, a rigger, and lie
went up about two-thirds of the way, climbing up over it, and he was so afraid he came back.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that be stricken out.
The Referee: That he was afraid and came back. yes. I will let the fact stand that he did not go on up.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask the other be stricken out, that the rigger was sent up there.
The Referee: Denied.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception. And I also move that it be stricken out on the ground that it is in no sense
The Referee: Motion denied.
Mr. Hawkins: Exception.

Q. You may tell what the rigger did?
A. This big ball on top of the tower, you could not tell what it was made out of. whether it was brass or
steel, as the ends of the wires where it had been grounded had rusted out and blown away, and there was a
thousand and one little wires sticking out in every direction, so you could not see what it was made up of.
The Referee: You could not get up?
The Witness: You could not get up. You could get up so you could see the fibres of everything up there,
you could see it plain enough, but the tower was rotted in no end of places, it had never been taken care
of, nothing had ever been done to it.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that that be stricken out
The Referee: Yes. granted as to the last part.
Mr. Fordham : What is granted?
The Referee: He said nothing had been done to it.
Mr. Hawkins: And I ask also that it be stricken out that the tower had not been taken care of.
The Referee: Granted. Describe its condition.
Q. Yes, you may tell the condition of the tower, Mr. Ringham. Was the condition secure or insecure?
A. Insecure. There was none of the woodwork that have ever been painted, all that held it together was
the big steel plates on the sides of it.
Q. As I understood, you say the woodwork was badly rotted out?
A. Rotted away, yes, sir.
Q. So that the tower in that condition was a menace to anybody passing near it, in view of its insecurity?
Mr. Hawkins: That is objected to as calling for a conclusion and a speculation. The Referee: I think so.
Mr. Fordham : Not a speculation. The man is an expert in his own line.
The Referee: Objection sustained.
Mr. Hawkins: I ask that it be stricken out.
The Referee: Stricken out.
Q. Tell the Court from your own knowledge of structural materials, as an engineer, whether the tower was
safe or unsafe, as you found it at that time?
Mr. Hawkins: That is objected to.
A. Absolutely unsafe.
The Referee: Have you sufficiently qualified
Q. (Interrupting.) Yes or no.
Mr. Fordham: Just a moment If the Court please, I object to this on the ground that no foundation has
been laid to qualify this "witness.
The Referee: I will let him answer that question. Overruled.
Mr. Fordham: Exception.
A. Yes.
Q. At that time, to what use could the property be put?
Mr. Fordham: That is objected to, if the Court please, on the ground that it calls for the conclusion of an
expert witness, and that there has no foundation been laid to qualify Mr. Tesla as an expert on real
property value


Mr. Hawkins: No, I have not asked him the value in that respect
The Referee: I will take it
Mr. Fordham : We except
(The question was read.)
A. The property was expressly built for the transmission of wireless impulses.
The Referee: I do not think you understand the question, do you, Doctor? The question was to what use it
was fitted, is that right?
Mr. Hawkins: Yes.
Mr. Fordham: I move to strike out this answer.
The Referee: Yes, strike it out.
Mr. Hawkins: I will formally except.
The Referee: I thought he misunderstood it.
A. The use it was built----
Q. (Interrupting.) No. Tell to what use it could be put at the time that deed was made?
A. At the time that deed was made it could have been lined as a receiving wireless station.
The Referee: Yes.
The Witness: Pardon me for adding, it could also have been made use of as a transmitting station, but not
to the extent that it could in the fully developed plant.
Q. But although it was not fully developed or permanently equipped, it could at that time have been used
as a transmitting station?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. And us a receiving station?
A. As a receiving station.
Q. And there is now a large station of a similar kind very near your premises at Rocky Point, is there not?
Mr. Fordham: That is objected to, if the Court please, as immaterial and irrelevant. The Referee:
Overruled. Mr. Fordham: Exception.
A. Yes, sir, there is, but it is of incomparably smaller power than mine.
Q. Are you familiar with the equipment and structures for the purpose of the receiving and transmission
of wireless messages?
A. Yes, sir, I am.
Q. What has been your experience in that line, Doctor?
A. I have worked for thirty years on the art and have given all of the fundamental principles to it; and'
during at least twenty years I have been making apparatus of that kind and experimenting with it.
Q. Have you been making apparatus of that kind for sale?
A. Yes and no. 1 did attempt to start manufacturing several times, but could not find sufficient
encouragement, because at the time that I started the art was not sufficiently developed for the general
public to have faith in it. I was ahead of the time, and that was the only reason why it was impracticable
to start manufacturing.
Q. Have you invented and put on the market electrical apparatus for use in connection with wireless

A. Yes, sir.
Q. At the time the deed was given, what was the value of the premises at Rocky Point in their condition at
that time for the purpose of wireless receiving and transmitting uses?
Mr. Fordham: I object to that, if the Court please, on the ground there is no proper foundation laid to
qualify this witness to speak of the commercial or financial value of the property at that time or at any
other time. As to the scientific value or possibilities of it, he has already been interrogated. And it is
objected to, if that is the point of the question, that is objected to on the ground it is needless repetition.
Mr. Hawkins: I submit, if your Honor please, the witness is qualified to answer this specific question, and
has shown it by his testimony here.
The Referee: I don't understand, Mr. Hawkins. Are you asking him to testify as to the value of the land?
Mr. Hawkins: No, sir; 1 am asking him to testify as to the value of the entire premises, including the land
and the buildings, but particularly the buildings.
Mr. Fordham: Well, commercially and financially what is their value? And he knows nothing about it.
The Referee: I will overrule your objection and take it.
Mr. Fordhani: Well, we except, if the Court please. I particularly call your Honor's attention to the fact
that the testimony shows that the witness could not have known, because he had not been there for
months before.
The Referee: I will take it for what it is worth.
Mr. Fordhani: We except.
The Referee: Answer the question, Mr. Tesla, if you can.
A. At the time the deed was given a fair estimate of the value of the property would have been something
like $350,000, because the income----
Q. Never mind all that, you have answered my question.
The Referee: You mean by that, taking in the land and your scientific development on it?
The Witness: No; I estimate it on the basis of earning power as a transmitting and receiving plant for the
purpose for which it was made.
The Referee: Had it ever earned anything at that time?
The Witness: Yes, but because I was carrying on the plan which would ultimately have yielded 25,000 a
day income, but at that time----
Q. (Interrupting.) Never mind, don't go on with that.
Mr. Fordham: I move to strike out the answer on the ground that the witness' explanation shows he is not
qualified to make an estimate, and that his estimate as made is not based on any sound financial or legal
or other ground.
The Referee: I am inclined to agree with you, but--I don't see, Mr. Hawkins, that that is admissible.
Mr. Hawkins: I submit that that is admissible. The man shows he has worked in that line of business for
many years and knows the value of that equipment for that purpose.
The Referee: If you want it to stand, I will let it stand.
Mr. Hawkins: Yes, sir I do.
Mr. Fordham: We except.
The Referee: The objection is overruled.
Mr. Fordham: Our motion is denied to strike out?

The Referee: Yes, motion denied.
Mr. Fordham: We except.
Q. Did that condition which you have just described, and those values, obtain at the time the bill of sale
was given?
A. Oh, at the time the bill of sale was given the property was very much more valuable, it was worth--it
could have earned at least five times as much as the Tuckerton plant on Long Island, and they had an
income of something like forty thousand or fifty thousand dollars a year.
The Referee: Well, it could have earned if it had been completed. Now, was it in that position to earn?
The Witness: I must explain it. If it had been completed, it could have earned $25,000 a day, but in that
time in the state it was, if it had not been for my pushing the plant to come one hundred thousand or one
hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars a year.
The Referee: What was it earning at that time?
The Witness: It was earning nothing.
Mr. Fordham: If the Court please, I move to strike out this last answer on the ground that it is
contradictory to former testimony, because it appears that the deed and bill of sale were both given the
same day, and it is impossible there could have been a wide difference in value between the few minutes
when the deed was given and the bill of sale was given.
The Referee: I will let it stand. The Witness: May I explain?
Q. Yes, explain.
A. Pardon me then, I did not understand the question. When I was asked when the deed was given, I had
in mind when I first placed the property with Mr. Boldt, that was the valuation at that time.
Q. That was the first mortgage, wasn't it?
A. Oh, at the time the deed was given, now I understand better. Yes, that was 1915, the property was
worth very much more because the art had been developed, the power stations had multiplied, the
receivers had multiplied and where I would have had a hundred customers, then I would have thousands.
Q. Doctor, when you speak of the value; at the time the bill of sale was given, do you mean the value at
the time you first made a mortgage to Mr. Boldt?
A. No, sir, I mean at the time that the deed was given, the property was worth more than $350,000.
Q. Yes, but what did you have in mind as the value when you spoke of the value as of the time the bill of
sale was given?
A. I had in mind the value at the time I gave the mortgage to Mr. Boldt.
Q. Yes, the first mortgage?
A. Yes, the first mortgage.
Q. Upon the property to Mr. Boldt?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Doctor, the property was developed for the purpose and use of a commercial wireless station, was it
A. Yes, sir.
Q. And so far as you know, it had no particular value for any other purpose, did it?
A. Yep, it might have been used for an electrical power plant for distribution.
Q. Yes.

A. In fact, the proposition was made to me at one time for that purpose.
Q. But looking at the situation from the local real estate market, it had no particular market value for any
other purpose than that of wireless telegraphy, did it?
A. It might have as a factory building.
Q. But you are predicating your statement of values upon its uses for the purposes of wireless telegraphy,
are you not?
A. For the purposes of the wireless art, yes.
Q. Wireless art?
A. Yes, in all its numerous applications.
Q. Do you remember Mr. Bingham saying that he went down to the property?
A. Yes, sir, I remember.

Defendants' Exhibit B.
Know all Men by these Presents, That I, William N. Hallock, of the City, County and State of New York,
party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and more dollars, lawful money
of the United States, to me in hand paid, at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, by
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Company, party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged,
have bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant and convey, unto the said party of the second
part, its successors and assigns, all and several the chattels located in the brick factory building near
Skeleton Tower on premises owned or heretofore owned by Nikola Tesla, immediately adjoining on the
southerly side the railroad tracks of the Long Island Railroad at Shoreham Station, Long Island, in the
Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, including but not limited to the chattels specifically set
out on the Schedule hereto annexed.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same unto the said party of the second part, its successors and assigns
forever. And I do for my heirs, executors and administrators, covenant and agree to and with the said
party of the second part, to warrant and defend the sale of the said chattels hereby sold unto the said party
of the second part, its successors and assigns against all and every person and persons whomsoever.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the eighth day of April in the year one
thousand nine hundred and fifteen.
[L. S.]

1 Westinghouse auto compound No. 1497, size 16 by 27 by 16,
1 direct connecting Westinghouse alternating current generator 200 Kw., Serial No. 155407, complete
with lubricator, gauge, Rheostat, switchboard and switches,
1 Westinghouse engine. No. 4750, size 81/2 by 8, with direct connected double current generator, 25 kw.,
Serial No. 1G8362, complete with lubricator, gauge, Rheostats, switchboard and switches,
1 15 H. P. Westinghouse motor, No. 162315,
4 Westinghouse transformers, 15 kw. type O. D.,
1 tank manufactured by Stoutenborough,
1 truck,
1 Fairbank's scale
1 Laidlaw Dunn-Gordon pump. No. 16473.
1 Westinghouse electric motor, used for power to drive machine shop, type C, induction motor, 6 H. P.,
No. 162319,
1 Milling machine with tools complete, made by Brown & Sharp Manufacturing Company,
1 lathe made by Pond Machine Tool Company, No. P-3040, with tools, belting and shafting,
11 work benches, 4 vises,
1 Westinghouse, type C, 2 H. P. induction motor, No. 162278,
1 Westinghouse, type C, induction motor,
2 H. P. Serial No. 162272
1 Westinghouse. type C, induction motor, 5 H. P., No. L-74487
1 Westinghouse motor, about 1/4 H. P., No. 22190
3 lathes made by F. E. Reed of Worcester, Mass. with shafting, belting and tools,
1 plainer made by Hendey Machine Co., with shafting, belting and tools.
1 plainer made by Pedrick & Ayr, with shafting, belting and tools.
1 F. E. Reed, hand drill press, shafting, belting and tools,
1 large drill press by Prentice Brothers, with shafting, belting and tools
36 lockers containing miscellaneous supply of valves, joints, lubricators, fittings, scales, switches, single
and double pole, socket, wrenches, fuses and plugs,
1 testing fan motor,
A quantity of telephone and bell wire,
A quantity of lead cable material,
4 radiators,
A quantity of drills, rose bits, reamers, taps, and all tools for milling machine and lathes, at present
time in store room located in said workshop,
2 oil tanks,

1 testing motion by Crocker Wheeler, 1/2 H.P. with Rheostat, No. 1000.
1 submarine boat,
1 clock
All of the aforesaid motors with starting boxes and switches.
2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers with steam gauges and water columns and with Metropolitan injector and
Worthington feed pump,
1 other feed pump
1 hand blacksmith and forge
7 toilets,
1 1 urinal, all adjoining boiler room.
6 wash basins, J
7 Rheostats, 4 desks,
2 safes,
3 motors,
1 set of storage batteries and tanks
1 submarine boat,
1 Westinghouse motor, No. 28292
1 Westinghouse motor, type C, 5 H.P. No. 62320
1 Westinghouse motor, type C, 5 H.P. No. 22070,
4 high-tension transformers in tanks; and switchboards Wiring drums Drafting boards and tools,
24 chairs
2 clocks
14 radiators
On this eight day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen before me the
undersigned personally came and appeared WILLIAM N. HALLOCK to me known and known to me to be
the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and he acknowledged to me that
he executed the same.
ISIDOR W. MULLER Notary Public No. 45, Bronx County Certificate filed New York County No. 85
Register's No. 6216 Commission expires March 30th, 1916

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