Sir Joseph Wilson Swan FRS (1828-1914) Chemist, physicist and inventor of the incandescent light bulb which he first demonstrated at a public lecture here on 3 February 1879. Nearby Mosley Street was the first street in the world to be lit by such electric bulbs.

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by Royal Society of Chemistry on 03 February 2009

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