Updated 13-I-2019

Persons Involved in the Lamp Industry

This section is a tribute to the work of fellow lamp engineer and collector Edward J. Covington of General Electric. It originally appeared on his own website 'Biographical Sketches of Persons Involved in the Lamp Industry', which since his passing in February 2017 is no longer available.

With kind permission of his family, Ed's words have been preserved here in the hope of maintaining access to his writings for the benefit of subsequent generations, and because there is no other known source worldwide which pays such detailed tribute to the men and women responsible for the development of many of the light sources on which the world continues to rely.
Dr. Elliot ADAMS
1888-1971
Isaac ADAMS
1836-1911
John AICHER
1912-1983
Dr. John ANDERSON
1924-2007
Mary ANDREWS
1884-1934
E.J. BAGNALL
c.1856-?
Foreé BAIN
1853-?
Bernie BENBOW
1885-1976
Dr.Sigmund BERGMANN
1851-1927
Adolph BERRENBERG
1853-1919
Alexander BERNSTEIN
?-?
Harold BLAKE
1884-1981
Dr.Katherine BLODGETT
1898-1979
Ludwig BÖHM
1859-?
Mary BRADFORD
1929-1998
Marjorie BRINES
1930-
Dr. Charles BRUSH
1849-1929
Waldo BRYANT
1863-1930
Henry BYLLESBY
1859-1924
Edward CARY
1866-?
Frederick CAZIN
1827-1908
Prof. Adolphe CHAILLET
1867-?
Charles de CHANGY
1817-?
George CHILDREN
1777-1852
Walter CLARK
1876-1950
Dr. Robert COBLE
1928-1992
Jeanette COOPER
1920-
Theron CRAWFORD
1849-1925
Sir William CROOKES
1832-1919
Alessandro CRUTO
1847-1908
Philip DIEHL
1847-1913
Samuel DOANE
?-?
John DRAPER
1811-1882
Mary Adelaide EASLEY
1902-1975
Dr. Willem ELENBAAS
1906-1989
Dr. William ENFIELD
1882-1945
Prof. Moses FARMER
1820-1893
Dr. Otto FEUERLEIN
1863-1930
Dr. Colin FINK
1881-1953
Frederick FISH
?-?
John FISH
1864-1909
Dr. Gorton FONDA
1884-1973
Dr. William FORSYTHE
1881-1969
Theodore FRECH
1878-1968
Elmer FRIDRICH
1920-
Ichisuke FUJIOKA
1857-1918
Elmer GILLMER
1862-1910
J. Arthur GRAVES
?-?
Alfred GREINER
1898-1972
Sir William GROVE
1811-1896
John GUEST
c.1838-1920
Edward HAMMER
1931-
William HAMMER
1858-1934
Dr. Ward HARRISON
1888-1970
John Allen HEANY
c.1877-1946
Samuel HIBBEN
1888-1972
William HOCHHAUSEN
?-?
Mary HOFFMAN
1927-
Edwin HOUSTON
1847-1914
Dr. John HOWELL
1857-1937
Wilson HOWELL
1855-1943
George INMAN
1895-1972
Mary JAFFE
1917-2009
Francis JEHL
1860-1941
Jean-Baptiste JOBARD
1792-1861
Dr. Carl Kenty
c.1903-1967
Achilles deKhotinsky
1850-1933
Frederick KIRCHNER
1872-1936
G.LANE FOX-PITT
1856-1932
Rudolf LANGHANS
?-?
Lewis Howard LATIMER
1848-1928
George LEAN
c.1862-1897
Leroy LEIGHTON
1912-1990
Gene LEMMERS
1907-1992
James LINDSAY
1799-1862
Alexander LODYGIN
1847-1923
Matthew LUCKIESH
1883-1967
Albon MAN
1883-1967
Sir Hiram MAXIM
1912-1990
Helen MIKULSKI
1912-1990
Loris MITCHELL
1890-1960
Garrett MORGAN
1877-1963
Frederick MOSBY
1924-2018
Norman NORRIS
1863-?
James PACKARD
1863-1928
William PACKARD
1861-1923
Dr. Aldar PACZ
1882-1944?
Prof. Herschel PARKER
1867-1931
Charles PEARSON
1867-1931
Charles PERKINS
1849-?
Marvin PIPKIN
1889-1977
Franklin POPE
1840-1895
Philip PRITCHARD
1872-1964
John RANDALL
1861-1955
Dr. Gilbert REILING
1928-
Edwin RICE
1862-1935
Willard ROBERTS
1889-1942
Edward SAWYER
ca.1850-1883
Frederick SCHAEFER
ca.1856-?
Henry SCHROEDER
1879-1952
Marmaduke SLATTERY
1851-1892
William STANLEY Jr.
1858-1916
John STARR
c.1821-1846
Royal STRICKLAND
1883-1947
Alfred SWAN
1835-1923
Sir Joseph SWAN
1828-1914
Sir James SWINBURNE
1858-1958
Franklin TERRY
1862-1926
Richard THAYER
1907-1992
Burton TREMAINE
1863-1948
Francis UPTON
1852-1921
Charles VANDEPOELE
1846-1892
Irving VAN HORN
1884-1981
Dr. Milan VUKCEVICH
1937-2003
John WARING
c.1862-1901
Carl Auer von Welsbach
1859-1929
Dr. John WAYMOUTH
1926-
Edward WESTON
1950-1936
Arthur WHITE
1888-1944
Dr. Willis WHITNEY
1868-1958
W. Mattieu WILLIAMS
1820-1892
O.E. WOODHOUSE
1855-1887
Dr. Archie WORTHING
1881-1949
Daniel WRIGHT
1883-?
William ZABEL
1886-1977
Edmund ZALINSKI
1849-1909
Edward ZUBLER
1925-2004