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Description

Model of carbon filament incandescent electric lamp, earliest successful form, made by Sir Joseph Swan and exhibited in Newcastle in 1878, model made by Fred Topham (employee), late 19th - early 20th century

Museum reference

T.1930.68

Collection

Technology

Object name

Electric lamp, incandescent, Swan / model

Production information

Topham, Charles Fred, c. 1860 - 1935, Maker
England, EUROPE

Date

Late 19th - early 20th century

Materials

Glass, Metal, Carbon

Physical description

Carbon filament

Associations

Inventor: Swan, Joseph Wilson, Sir, 1828 - 1914
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, EUROPE

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 5 »
Science And Technology, Energise

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