WORLD'S FIRST LIGHT BULB
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Who invented the world's first light bulb?
Thomas Edison, right? Wrong!
Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb but he did
make significant improvements and marketed it very well and the fact that he
owned the electric company helped and as a result he is often thought to have
In 1801 Sir
Humphry Davy passed an electric current through a strip of platinum and made it
glow and in 1809 he invented an arc lamp using carbon rods but the light was way
In 1835 James
Bowman Lindsay developed a constant electric light which he displayed in Dundee,
Scotland claiming one could read a book from 1 1/2 feet.
In 1840 British scientist
Warren de la Rue enclosed platinum in a vacuum tube creating a functional
lasting light bulb but the high price of platinum made it impractical.
In 1841 Frederick de Moleyns of England was granted the
world's first patent for an incandescent lamp, using powdered charcoal heated
between two platinum wires contained within a vacuum bulb.
In 1851 Robert Houdin demonstrated the first perfected
incandescent light bulb which is on permanent display in the museum of the
Chateau of Blois.
1854 German inventor Heinrich Göbel developed the first modern light bulb.
In 1878 Joseph Wilson Swan
received a British patent for his light bulb, basically the same light bulb
Thomas Edison received an American patent for ten months later.
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