István Farbaky

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Farbaky, István


Born Aug. 15, 1837, in Nyíregháza; died Dec. 3, 1928, in Selmec-És-Bélabánya, now Banská Stiavnica, Slovakia. Hungarian scientist and inventor.

In 1858, Farbaky graduated from the mining academy in Selmec-És-Bélabánya, and in 1867 he became a professor at the academy. He was the editor of the first Hungarian technical journal, Bányászati es Kohászati Lapokat, from 1881 to 1892. With V. Soltzeli, he developed a device for the production of illuminating gas. In 1885, together with I. Schenek, Farbaky designed a lead storage battery with latticelike grids.

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