Ferenc Puskás (1848-1884)

Inventory number: T99 1/25/2
Location: Hall 1

Puskás Ferenc left his service as first lieutenant of the Hussars in 1878 to create and operate a new, previously unknown technical device: the telephone. In 1878 he spent half a year in Paris to study the technical, business and organization jobs of network and exchange construction. He submitted an application for the establishment of the Hungarian telephone network to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport on July 28, 1879. He received the license for 20 years on May 20, 1880. He organized and established the network with the money provided by Tivadar Puskás. As a result of much arduous work the first telephone in Hungary rang on May 1, 1881 in Fürdő Street in Budapest. But the extreme effort undermined Ferenc Puskás's health and he died in 1884.

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