Television receiving apparatus, made by John Logie Baird, British, 1926. Used by Baird in the demonstration given by him to members of the Royal Institution and others on 27 January 1926.
Television receiving apparatus, made by John Logie Baird, British, 1926.
This receiving apparatus is believed to have been used by John Logie Baird (1888-1946) to demonstrate his mechanical television system to experts, reportedly including members of the Royal Institution and a journalist from The Times. The demonstration took place at Baird’s laboratories at 23 Frith Street, Soho, on 26 January 1926. It consists of a disc, perforated with 30 holes in a spiral, which is arranged to rotate at the same time as a picture scanning disk at the transmitting end. The signals from the transmitter vary in intensity and are made to modulate the light from a neon lamp in the receiver.
- Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Broadcast
- Radio Communication
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- television receiver
- component - object
- From Baird Television Limited
- Baird Television Company
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