Sir James Dewar
(1842-1923)

Knight Bachelor (from 1904)

Died aged c. 81

Sir James Dewar FRS FRSE (20 September 1842 – 27 March 1923) was a Scottish chemist and physicist. He is probably best-known today for his invention of the vacuum flask, which he used in conjunction with extensive research into the liquefaction of gases. He was also particularly interested in atomic and molecular spectroscopy, working in these fields for more than 25 years.

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Sir Joseph Wilson Swan 1828-1914 Inventor of the incandescent lamp Sir James Dewar 1842-1923 Inventor of the vacuum flask, and Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming 1849-1945 Inventor of the diode valve, were all connected with this site. Here began the post industrial revolution - the technological revolution.

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