TUNGSRAM HERITAGE

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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Tungsram in the Netherlands

In 2018, Tungsram returned to the market as a Hungarian-based multinational company. Production is concentrated in Hungary today, but between the two world wars, Tungsram also had small factories in nine countries outside Hungary. Radium Tilburg was one of them.

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August 1, 1896: Foundation of United Electrical Ltd., Tungsram’s Precursor

Tungsram’s legal precursor, United Electrical Ltd., was founded 123 years ago when the owners of a firm called the First Austro-Hungarian Electric Lighting and Power Transmitting Factory (Erste österreichisch-ungarische Fabrik für elektrische Beleuchtung und Kraftübertragung Egger B. & Co./Első Osztrák-Magyar Villamvilágítási és Erőátviteli Gyár Egger B. és Társa) established a new firm, the United Electrical Ltd., with new funding.

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The International Workers’ Day

The International Workers’ Day commemorates more than the historic struggles and gains made by the labor movement regarding workers’ rights and their working conditions,

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The finest hour of Tungsram

On June 18, 1946 Winston Churchill called on the people of the Commonwealth to stand their ground against the Third Reich with these words: If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”

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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 17

Today we are celebrating the 50th World Telecommunication Day since May 17, 1969. It is a celebration for Tungsram as well, as our company contributed to building a connected society since the beginning of electric communication.

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