John Logie Baird

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John Logie Baird
BirthplaceHelensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
EducationLarchfield Academy, Helensburgh
Known for Invention of television

Baird, John Logie,

1888–1946, Scottish inventor. In 1926 he gave the first demonstration of true television with a televisor of his own invention that differed from later instruments in being partially mechanical rather than wholly electronic. He accomplished transatlantic television in 1928 and demonstrated color television in the same year. He also invented (1926) the noctovisor, an instrument for making objects visible in the dark or through fog by means of infrared light.
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He said: "John Logie Baird lived a mysterious life, many details of which his biographers, even today, have difficulty unravelling."
The Baird Corporation, founded by John Logie Baird, the Scottish inventor of the TV, was the world's only recognised TV manufacturer at the end of the 1920s, with its Televisor Model B being the first mass-produced, commercially available set.
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