Sir Humphry Davy, Bt by Thomas Phillips - In 1809, it is said that Davy actually invented the first electric light. He connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip between the other ends of the wires. The charged carbon glowed, making the first arc lamp

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt by Thomas Phillips - In 1809, it is said that Davy actually invented the first electric light. He connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip between the other ends of the wires. The charged carbon glowed, making the first arc lamp

Humphry Davy - British chemist and inventor. He discovered several alkali and alkaline earth metals. He also discovered Chlorine and Iodine. He invented the Davy Lamp in 1815 that allowed miners to work safely in the presence of flammable gases.

Humphry Davy - British chemist and inventor. He discovered several alkali and alkaline earth metals. He also discovered Chlorine and Iodine. He invented the Davy Lamp in 1815 that allowed miners to work safely in the presence of flammable gases.

Sir Humphry Davy, 1830 engraving based on the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830)

Sir Humphry Davy, 1830 engraving based on the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830)

The invention of the electric light occurred in 1809 by Humphrey Davy.  Davy connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip between the other ends of the wires.

Meet Humphry Davy: Inventor of the Electric Lamp

The invention of the electric light occurred in 1809 by Humphrey Davy. Davy connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip between the other ends of the wires.

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was the first to isolate the element of Magnesium.

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was the first to isolate the element of Magnesium.

Humphry Davy -  A statue of Davy stands in Penzance, Cornwall; he holds his safety lamp in his right hand.

Humphry Davy - A statue of Davy stands in Penzance, Cornwall; he holds his safety lamp in his right hand.

I didn't invent the nitrous oxide parties, trust me. “O, Excellent Air Bag”: Humphry Davy and Nitrous Oxide | The Public Domain Review

I didn't invent the nitrous oxide parties, trust me. “O, Excellent Air Bag”: Humphry Davy and Nitrous Oxide | The Public Domain Review

‘Laughing Gas’ by George Cruikshank, from John Scoffern’s Chemistry No Mystery (1839)

‘Laughing Gas’ by George Cruikshank, from John Scoffern’s Chemistry No Mystery (1839)

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