Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, scientist and inventor, c 1900.
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32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, scientist and inventor, c 1900.

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Signed engraving of Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914) invented the incandescent electric lamp in Britain at about the same time as Thomas Edison (1847-1931) patented it in the USA. He also invented a vacuum pump for light bulbs and several photographic proceses. Later, Edison joined up with Swan to form the Edison & Swan United Electric Light Company.
 

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