As you can see I have been out and about with my camera. The picture above and the detail from it below are of an advert which was created in the late 1940’s for the Czech Tesla Radio company.
Until recently the stained glass advertisement which you can find in the ‘Passage Svetozor’ in Prague was boarded up but now it is on show and has been cleaned so that it can show its true glory.
For those of you interested Nikola Tesla invented or is that discovered and found a use for (not really sure)radio X-rays, the vacuum tube amplifier and so much more sadly Nikola Tesla received little or no credit for these and other inventions.
The window is as I said above an advert and you may, if you are curious enough want to know more about why such a wonderful artefact was created, well as I am a clever Cat I can tell you with a little help from wikipedia and a few more accurate sources of information.
The advert was created for the TESLA company, which was established in 1921 and named Tesla in 1946 after Nikola Tesla although later the Czechs, who can be a funny bunch, said that they hadn’t named the company after him after all, if you see what I mean, and they had really called the company TESLA because that made up word is an as abbreviation of the Czech words “TEchnika SLAboproudá” – which means “Low voltage technology” in Czech).
This is probably just communist nonsense, as we all know in strict totalitarian societies you can’t have such a thing as the cult of personality unless the personality you are talking about is in power like Stalin, however this political cult of personality also occasionally works in the west, take Thatcherism as an example of that!
The TESLA company exists today but it is no longer a state-owned electrotechnical conglomerate some of the conglomerate parts were transformed into independent state-owned companies but happily the Czechs don’t have much in the way of stained glass and incredibly the advert has survived, a couple of invasions both from the Soviets and almost anything that was thrown at it – metaphorically speaking of course.
About the Author
The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.
Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”
I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store, no not ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book you have been able to get that for ages, no something else rather wonderful. You can get John Woodcock’s brilliantly illustrated book the first in the series called ‘The Trams of Prague’
This heavily illustrated books created especially for iPads, Pods and Phones called Tram No 6 is the Naughtiest of Trams and it looks amazing.
If you would like to get this exceptional book the easy way, just click on this link:
Trams of Prague – Tram No6 is the Naughtiest of Trams
Don’t forget dear cuddly readers one and all that my translator’s heavily illustrated book has just been made available at the iBookstore or iTunes – what was it with Steve Jobs and all of the ‘i’s’?
To get whizzed straight to the store whatever it’s called just click on the picture of the cover of that wonderful book below.