Reference numberMOB/068
TitleElectric lamp by Joseph Wilson Swan
DescriptionIncandescent electric lamp, with glass vacuum tube and rod filament mounted horizontally in metal brackets, and a glazed mahogany display case. Brass plaque at the front inscribed: 'THE FIRST INCANDESCENT ELECTRIC LAMP. This was made in 1877 (circa) by Sir (then Mr) JOSEPH WILSON SWAN'
Extent1 instrument
FormatScientific Instrument
MaterialsWood, glass
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceExact provenance unknown, likely donated/beqeuathed to the Society by Swan
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5291Swan; Sir; Joseph Wilson (1828 - 1914)1828 - 1914
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