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George Westinghouse's Fountain Pen
George Westinghouse's Fountain Pen

Origin

George Westinghouse/ War of Currents

Type

Fountain pen

Effects

Fires off electric bolt a little more powerful than the Tesla gun

Downsides

Seizures

Activation

Pointing

Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agents

Section

Scientia-732T

Aisle

355089-5528

Shelf

850544-42863-777

Date of Collection

1920s

[Source]


OriginEdit

George Westinghouse (1846 - 1914) was the chief rival of Thomas Edison when it came to powering America. Edison was the inventor of direct current (DC) while Westinghouse come up with alternating current (AC). The pen was given to Westinghouse by Edison with the note that he could use it to settle out-of-court wrongful death lawsuits. Keeping the pen out of anger, the pair argued excessively which power was better suited and in the end, who would get the government grant.

Even though there were a few deaths attributed to both currents, Edison took everything a step further to show how dangerous AC could be by electrocuting an Elephant to death. Edison won the war. Westinghouse's AC power cost less but was still considered too dangerous. Westinghouse later reached out to another inventor, Gerry Commission, and created the world's first electric chair.

EffectsEdit

Anger, rage, humiliation, all of these stressful emotions pumped into the pen. Pointing it at another person out shoots a blast of AC electricity, causing them to spasm in an uncontrollable seizure.

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