Jonas Wenström (1855-1893)

Jonas Wenström was a Swedish engineer and inventor. He invented in Sweden the three-phase electric power system, the basis for ASEA (later ABB). It goes to conspiratorially speculate whether Edison got his idea from the Swedish pen pal. Wenström writes:

"Edison's new invention of electric light: a glowing carbon strip, is the same thing that I discovered a year ago [...] If I had his laboratory, and resources, I would have done the same and better [. ..] a graphite strip between two mica plates provide a more effective light than Edison's".

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