'Mr Swan's electrical workshop in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne', 1881.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

'Mr Swan's electrical workshop in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne', 1881.

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Description

Plate taken from 'La Lumiere Electrique' (1881). Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914), English scientist and inventor, invented the incandescent electric lamp in Britain at about the same time as Thomas Edison patented it in the United States. He also invented a vacuum pump for light bulbs, the synthetic fibre Rayon and several photographic proceses. Later, Edison joined up with Swan to form the Edison and Swan United Electric Light Company.
 

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