Sir Joseph Wilson Swan , English scientist and inventor, late 19th century.

 
Sir Joseph Wilson Swan , English scientist and inventor, late 19th century.
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Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914) invented the incandescent electric lamp in Britain at about the same time as Thomas Edison 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 and Swan United Electric Light Company.

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