Swan's electric filament lamp, 1878-1879.

Image number: 10319842

Swan's electric filament lamp, 1878-1879.

Made by the English chemist, Joseph Swan (1827-1914). This lamp is an early carbon and rod filament incandescent electric lamp. Practical lamps were made by several inventors between 1878 and 1880.

Image number:
10319842
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 15:57
Image rights:
Science Museum