Incandescent light

1802-1879

Incandescent light

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Humphry Davy, Thomas Edison physics

Incandescent light

Prior art

E26 screw

Idea!

The E26 screw became a standard in the U.S. by 1908. The ‘E’ stands for Edison. Simplification of history involves forgetting details, a natural consequence of the perspective of time, so that it seems as though Edison invented the light bulb.

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