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Telechrome demo471 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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Portrait652 viewsAn August 23 1930 photo of John Logie Baird.
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John Logie Baird at Hastings651 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 portrait626 viewsTV inventor John Logie Baird, pictured as a young man. Image date not known.
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Portrait632 viewsA photographic portrait of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird. Image date unknown.
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1926 portrait586 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 Baird658 viewsA portrait of the inventor of television.
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John Logie Baird973 viewsA photographic portrait of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird. Image date unknown.
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Family grave674 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 unveiling878 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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Scanner723 viewsA 30 facet mirror drum flying spot scanner. Image circa 1931.
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Noctovision717 viewsJohn Logie Baird (left) is seen operating his night vision device, the Noctovisor, on Boxhill in Surrey in 1929. It was slung on gimbals and rotated about a circular compass scale, and was said to be able to pick up a ship's lights in fog and give a compass bearing, or televise people who were in complete darkness.
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