James Lindsay (1799-1862) was born in Carmyllie, Scotland. He made early progress on several innovations which were not fully developed until long after his death, including the electric light bulb, wireless telegraphy, and arc-welding.
In 1835, James Lindsay demonstrated constant electric light, whereby he could "read a book at a distance of one and a half foot". Regrettably, he seems to have done little to establish his claim.
Lindsay - Chronology
James Lindsay was born on the 8th of September, 1799, at Cotton of Westhills, Parish of Carmyllie.
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