Tesla's Special Generator may be a work around replacement for Nathan Stubblefield's Earth Battery -
....in today's world, such as it is, polluted with AC noise in the very ground beneath our feet.
Mark McKay's EV Gray motor analysis indicates Hutchinson Effect in Tesla's Tri-Metal Generator.
Nathan Stubblefield's Earth Batteries -- A natural alternative to Tesla's artificial Special TriMetal Generator?
William Lyne's description of the AC power station may be providing nothing more than "seed power" augmented from another source (William claims it's the watt-hour meter) to power our loads as is quoted from his interview by Paul Scarzo in the 33rd Parallel series although I would prefer to call it a "carrier wave" upon which rides: the voltage varying signals emanating from our load and the current provided by our electrostatic environment.