Tesla Left No Will

Nephew Says Only Estate Consists of Research Data, Models

Nikola Tesla, electrical inventor and designer, who developed the inventions that became the bases of modern hydroelectric power, left no will and no estate except research data and models, according to papers filed yesterday in Surrogate's Court. Letters of administration were granted to Dr. Tesla's nephew, Sava N. Kosanovich of 112 Central Park South. Mr. Kosanovich is a national of Yugoslavia, although Dr. Tesla, who died Jan. 7 at the age of 86, was a United States citizen.

In his petition, the nephew listed the estate as of “value unknown,” and set forth that a search had disclosed no will, and “that several years will be required in cataloguing, indexing and examining papers and data to ascertain the scope, meaning and significance thereof.”

Besides Mr. Kosanovich, the papers listed as heirs five other nephews and nieces, all residing in Yugoslavia except Nikola Trbojevich of the Hotel Secor, Toledo, Ohio.

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Roksanda Kosmajac's picture

I spoke to William Terbo (his grand-nephew) and his Serbian wife Bojana, who informed me that indeed
he left a Will but obviously that Edgar Hoover and the elitists confiscated ALL his papers containing 36 crates full
to the brim with new ideas-inventions and blueprints, and also 80 trunks spread everywhere in America, they have
ultimately ended up in Los Alamos Labs, New Mexico, from where they were translated and make the bulk of
our now Modern technology.
We Serbs and Slavs and his immediate family (descendents of his sisters) were the beneficiaries.

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