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First television transmitter694 viewsHelensburgh inventor John Logie Baird is pictured with the first television transmitter, made up literally from odds and ends, in September 1926. The apparatus was used in the world's first successful demonstrations of instantaneous moving scenes by wire and wireless. It is now housed in the Science Museum in South Kensington, London.
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Telechrome demo493 viewsJohn Logie Baird's August 1944 demonstration of the Telechrome, the world’s first cathode ray tube for colour television, was an historic event. The picture was large and bright, a great improvement over the small flickery images of the old mechanical system.
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JLB's Bexhill home234 viewsJohn Logie Baird returned to the south coast in 1944, setting up home in Swiss Cottage, Bexhill. He lived there until his death two years later after suffering a stroke. The Station Road home was demolished in 2007 and the site now houses a development of apartments, named Baird Court.
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Portrait699 viewsAn August 23 1930 photo of John Logie Baird.
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John Logie Baird at Hastings666 viewsHelensburgh-born inventor John Logie Baird is pictured at the unveiling of a plaque by the Mayor of Hastings, where Baird first demonstrated television in 1924.
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Early portrait646 viewsTV inventor John Logie Baird, pictured as a young man. Image date not known.
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Portrait653 viewsA photographic portrait of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird. Image date unknown.
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1926 portrait601 viewsThis image of John Logie Baird forms the second page of the 1926 book 'Television: Seeing by Wireless', written by Alfred Dinsdale, A.M.I.R.E. A copy of the first edition of this book fetched over £10,000 at a Christies auction.
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John Logie Baird672 viewsA portrait of the inventor of television.
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John Logie Baird989 viewsA photographic portrait of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird. Image date unknown.
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Family grave688 viewsThe Baird family grave in Helensburgh Cemetery. Among those buried there are the Rev John Baird, his son TV inventor John Logie Baird, and JLB's wife Margaret. Photo by Stewart Noble.
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Malcolm Baird at bust unveiling899 viewsMalcolm Baird, the inventor's son and now a retired professor and president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, is pictured at the unveiling of a bust of John Logie Baird in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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