First underwater flash [Bulb]
Last updated: May 15, 2018 at 16:10 pm
1893 — The first ever flash bulb was designed by Frenchman Chauffour for underwater photographer Louis Boutan. The glass bulb contained pressurized oxygen and magnesium which was ignited by a wire carrying an electrical discharge.
BOUTAN, Louis. 1900. La photographie sous-marine.
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