Industrial research laboratory

1876

Industrial research
laboratory

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Thomas Edison philosophy of science

Industrial research laboratory

Perspiration

Inventions

Employees

Inventing

In 1809, Humphry Davy invented the first electric light, a platinum strip connected to the Royal Institute’s powerful voltaic battery. Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday collaborated on electrolysis experiments in the laboratory of the Royal Institute, making it an important precident for the modern industrial research laboratory.

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