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Baird as young man1562 viewsThis picture of TV inventor John Logie Baird as a young man was published in the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times at the time of his death in June 1946.
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Baird's home phone1099 viewsJohn Logie Baird created a home telephone exchange in his bedroom at The Lodge in West Argyle Street, Helensburgh, to link up five houses by means of wires slung across the street — one of them the home of his great childhood pal and later backer, entertainer Jack Buchanan. Two old friends, Bruce and Harris, are pictured using the system in the bedroom. JLB's bedroom slippers are on the ledge beneath the stool. Image supplied by the inventor's son Malcolm.
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John Logie Baird1008 viewsA photographic portrait of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird. Image date unknown.
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Baird's childhood home996 viewsHelensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird poses outside the family home, The Lodge, in West Argyle Street, in 1900.
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Malcolm Baird at bust unveiling935 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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Sister unveils bust922 viewsMiss Annie Baird, sister of John Logie Baird, unveiled a bust of the TV inventor in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960. Also in the picture are the Rev Robert Cairns, minister of St Bride's Church where Baird's father was minister. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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30 line TV886 views30 line TV from the BBC, circa 1932. T.H.Bridgewater is on the left.
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Colour television852 viewsOn July 3 1928, John Logie Baird achieved colour television for the first time. The camera and receiver were modified versions of the mechanically scanned system first demonstrated by Baird in January 1926. Two months later he demonstrated his new discovery to a scientific audience in Glasgow at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. The picture is an artistic reconstruction done in 1949 of the July demonstration at his company’s laboratory in London.
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Wedding guest849 viewsJohn Logie Baird (2nd from right, back row), his father, the Rev John Baird (4th from left, front row), and his mother Jessie, a niece of the famous Inglis shipbuilding brothers Anthony and John, are seen in this wedding group outside the Queen's Hotel in Helensburgh on June 6 1922. The bride was JLB's sister Jeannie, known to friends as Tottie, and the groom is the Rev Neil Conley. Jessie Baird is on the bride's left, and JLB's sister Annie is immediately behind the groom. Far left back row is Anna Snodgrass (nee Inglis), aunt of Arnold Snodgrass. JLB is looking fit after a sojourn at a health spa. The Conleys' son Norman (b.1926) moved from Glasgow to Helensburgh about 2002 and passed away early in 2009. Norman's daughter Laura Conley (b.1954) is still living in the burgh.
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Family photo836 viewsJohn Logie Baird greets his father, the Rev John Baird, and his older sister Annie at the front door of his birthplace, The Lodge in West Argyle Street, in 1928. Annie is holding up her Cairn terrier ‘Jinkie’ to whom she was devoted. Baird’s prosperity is reflected in his immaculate attire which includes spats. On the other hand his father has just stepped out of the door and is still wearing his bedroom slippers.
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Miss Annie Baird818 viewsAnnie Baird, older sister of TV inventor John Logie Baird, with her pet cat, circa 1905.
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John Logie Baird811 viewsTV inventor John Logie Baird in his days as a pupil at Larchfield School, Helensburgh, now part of Lomond School.
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