By Topic

Innovation: Swan's way: A study in style: With the birth of the electric light bulb, two modern styles of inventing emerged: Thomas Edison's and Joseph Swan's

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)

Joseph Swan did not invent the light bulb. But then neither did his contemporary, Thomas Edison. The light bulb that Edison demonstrated in Menlo Park, N.J., in 1880 was the climax of an inventive process begun in the early 19th century and involving a multitude of scientists, inventors, and businessmen that included Swan, an outstanding British inventor.

Published in:

IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 4 )