TUNGSRAM HERITAGE

The Nagykanizsa Light Source Factory

Fifty-one years ago, on 1 April 1969, the Experimental Light Source Factory of Tungsram was named Nagykanizsa Light Source Factory.

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Ernő Winter, An Outstanding Figure of Electron Tube Development

123 years ago, on 15th March 1897, Ernő Winter was born. From 1925, Winter worked at Tungsram and became the leading figure of electron tube development and the Hungarian telecommunication industry.

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Radio for the People

From the beginning of broadcasting, radio became increasingly popular, and soon developed into an indispensable medium of providing news, entertainment, and education. No wonder that it has been widely used for political propaganda as well.

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23 December – The Birthday of Imre Bródy, Father of the Krypton Lamp

Imre Bródy was born 128 years ago, on 23 December 1891. As a member of the Tungsram Research Laboratory, this outstanding theoretical physicist devoted his scientific work to solving the issue of economically efficient lighting. Bródy is best known as ‘the father of the krypton lamp’.

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Tungsram’s Century-old Leadership Insight - The Tungsten Lamp Story

115 years ago, on 13 December 1904, the patent file for the incandescent lamp with a tungsten file was published.

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The 70th anniversary of the Chain Bridge restauration

The Chain Bridge’s first birth, 20th November 1849, was the day of its inauguration. On 18th January 1945, the withdrawing German troops destroyed this pride of the Hungarian capital. The second birth of the Chain Bridge is therefore the day of its inauguration on 20th November 1949, exactly 70 years ago.

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Pál Selényi, Physicist: The Father of Xerography

Pál Selényi was born 135 years ago, on 17th November 1884. As a university teacher and member of the Tungsram Research Laboratory, he contributed to the development of optics, photometrics, vacuum technology, and various other fields of physics. Selényi is probably best known as the father of xerography.

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Birthday of Professor Ignác Pfeifer (Pfeiffer)

Ignác Pfeifer (Pfeiffer) was born on September 30, 1867; a professor for chemical technology, Pfeifer served as the first director of the Tungsram Research Laboratory, and he was an outstanding representative of chemical sciences in Hungary.

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