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Swan, Sir Joseph Wilson,

1828–1914, English chemist and physicist. He made an incandescent lamp using a carbon filament (1860), 20 years before Edison's lamp. Noted for important contributions to photography as well, he devised the first commercially practical process for carbon printing, introduced the dry plate, and invented bromide paper. Swan also experimented with the production of synthetic fibers. He was knighted in 1904.
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By the time he joined Joseph Swan School (which recently became Grace Academy), he was already in the Newcastle United academy, and his teachers could immediately see they had a player with potential.
Joseph Swan Academy, in Gateshead, became part of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF), after being rated 'Inadequate' by Ofsted inspectors in July last year.
Joseph Swan Academy, in Gateshead, became part of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF), after beingrated 'Inadequate'by Ofsted inspectors in July last year.
Joseph Swan, 36, blamed a reaction to medication for stealing the woman's bag containing PS55.
The two most expensive lots both sold for $24,000: the Williams Selyem Reverence and a 20-case lot offered as a joint effort from three wineries: Joseph Swan Vineyards, Kosta Browne Wines and Williams Selyem.
Joseph Swan and Thomas Edison had both been involved in the development of electric lighting, from different sides of the Atlantic and with a degree of rivalry (Archive, PE December).
David Joseph Swan grabbed PS100 from the hands of the pensioner - who was walking with a stick - as she stood in the Post Office on Chipchase Road in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough.
By 1860, Joseph Swan had a UK patent for a carbon filament incandescent lamp - claimed by some as the world's first electric light bulb.
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Pupils at the Joseph Swan School he attended in the town were said to be shocked by the news and a team of counsellors was dispatched there by the town council to help.
The Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF), which runs top-rated Emmanuel College, in Lobley Hill, has officially taken over Joseph Swan Academy, which was rated 'inadequate' by Ofsted in July.