Incandescent Light Bulb in Display Case

Object Name: 
Incandescent Light Bulb in Display Case

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Object Name: 
Incandescent Light Bulb in Display Case
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2018.8.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.2 cm, W: 26.7 cm, D: 17.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1877
Primary Description: 
Incandescent Light Bulb in Display Case. Glass, carbonized paper; blown, assembled. Ovoid glass vacuum tube with pointed ends; tube mounted horizontally in metal brackets, on blue velvet base within beveled glass and mahogany display case with brass plaque on front that reads: "THE FIRST / INCANDESCENT ELECTRIC LAMP / This was made in 1877 (circa) / by Sir (then Mr) JOSEPH WILSON SWAN".
Provenance: 
Bonhams, Source
2018-09-20
Inscription: 
THE FIRST / INCANDESCENT ELECTRIC LAMP / This was made in 1877 (circa) / by Sir (then Mr) JOSEPH WILSON SWAN
inscription
on brass plaque
Instruments of Science and Technology
Venue(s)
Royal Society
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2018 (2019) illustrated, p. 9 (bottom); BIB# 718683