Swan, Sir Joseph Wilson

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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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For fairy lights were invented by Joseph Swan, who perfected the incandescent electric lamp.
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).
The Electric Quarter scheme is named in honour of electric light bulb inventor Joseph Swan, who lived on Ponders End High Street.
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.
Kevin Joseph Swan, 22, of Ravenshill Road, Yardley Wood.
Fellow Pupils at Joseph Swan school were said to be shocked by the news and a team of counsellors was dispatched there by the town council to help.
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.
Hospices of Sonoma Participating Wineries: De Loach Vineyards, Dehlinger Winery, Dutton Estate Winery, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Foppiano Vineyards, Freeman Vineyard & Winery, Gary Farrell Wines, Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves, goldridgepinot, Hartford Family Wines, Iron Horse Ranch and Vineyards, J Vineyards & Winery, Joseph Swan Vineyards, Kosta Browne Winery, La Crema Winery, Landmark Vineyards, Lynmar Winery, Marimar Estate, Martinelli Vineyards & Winery, Merry Edwards Wines, Patz & Hall Wine Company, Pellegrini Winery & Vineyard, Russian Hill Estate Winery, Rutz Cellars, Scherrer Winery, Schug Carneros Estate Winery, Seghesio Family Vineyards, Siduri Winery, Tandem Winery and Wild Hog Vineyard.
More than PS1,000 was raised as four teams took part, with players including his younger brother, friends from Joseph Swan Academy, Redheugh Boys Club and Rolls Royce, where he had an apprenticeship.
Four teams took part in the event, with players including Kieran's younger brother, friends from Joseph Swan Academy, Redheugh Boys Club and Rolls Royce, where Kieran had an apprenticeship.