Study What’s Been Done – Then Improve It

Can you think of an invention that has been improved over time?

                              In 1902, French engineer, chemist, and inventor George Claude was the first to create a neon lamp by applying an electrical discharge to a sealed tube of neon gas. Claude’s ideas were based on centuries of work from scientists like Jean Picard and Henrich Geissler.

Claude publicly demonstrated his neon lamp in Paris in 1910, but neon signs didn’t make their debut in the U.S. until 1923, when a Los Angeles car dealership purchased two of them. People would stop and stare at these signs, visible even in daylight, called “liquid fire.”

Content courtesy of the Ah Ha! Discovery Deck, developed by John Cronin at the ipCapital Group to help inventors solve real-world problems.

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