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Sir Joseph Swan 1828 - 1914

Sir Jospeh Swan

This week I have chosen an inventor who played a crucial role in the invention of the light bulb and in finding a method to develop photographs. His story is linked to that of Thomas Edison (who is more commonly thought of as the inventor of the lightbulb) and Lord Armstrong and his house at Cragside. The house at Cragside is in a spectacular setting with a bridge up high to walk from the house which is perched on rocks to the gardens. As well as being the first home in the world to have electric light bulbs, they were being powered by hydro electric power.


You can record what you have found out on the lightbulb or even make your own fact file. 


Light bulb writing frame

Comparing different light bulb types

Thomas Edison

Lord William Armstrong

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