Letters, Jun. 16, 1958

Better Mantrap?


That's a fine article on the Russian scientists [June 2]—particularly to me, since it refers to my father, A. N. Lodygin [producer of the "Russian sun"—Russia's first electric light]. Although he never completed his citizenship, he was devoted to the U.S. His incandescent lamp foreign patents led the Westinghouse Co. to invite him to Pittsburgh in the '90s. My father always said that he had developed the lamp as an incidental part of his heavier-than-air flying machine, which occupied much of his thought. He died in Brooklyn in 1923 at the age of 75, his last years saddened by the...

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