TELEVISION WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971)


A  21 year-old Utah inventor Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting the
image of a line to a small screen through purely electronic means with a device
called an “image dissector”
or simply, a video camera tube. Now we know it
better as… television. He was also the first person to demonstrate such a
system to the public.

Farnsworth developed a television system complete with receiver and camera,
which he produced commercially in the firm of the Farnsworth Television and
Radio Corporation, from 1938 to 1951. He held 165 patents, mostly in radio
and television.

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posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,Electronics,HISTORY,INVENTION,TV and have Comment (1)

One Response to “TELEVISION WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1927”

  1. Fact Checker says:

    Your title is completely misleading. Television was not born on this day but “came of age” on this day. Your article completely ignores the work of Nipkow, Zworkin, and Baird.

    Farnsworth invented “electronic television” but he did not invent “television”.

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