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Farnsworth, Philo Taylor

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Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1971 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Inventor

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1906 - Fansworth was born in Beaver, Utah on the 19th of August.

 

1920 - He excelled in chemistry and physics at Rigby High School.

 

1923 - He went to study at the Brigham Young University.

 

1926 - Farnsworth formed a research partnership with George Everson in Salt Lake City. He co-founded Crocker Research Laboratories.

 

1927 - Farnsworth's Image Dissector camera tube transmitted its first image, a simple straight line on the 7th of September.

 

1928 - Farnsworth had developed the system sufficiently to hold a demonstration for the press and the image shown to them was a dollar sign.

 

1929 - He improved the system by elimination of a motor generator. He was able to transmit the first human images by television system.

 

1931 - David Sarnoff of RCA offered to buy Farnsworth's patents for $100,000 but he declined the offer. He joined the Philco company and moved his laboratory to Philadelphia.

 

1936 -  Farnsworth's company was transmitting regular entertainment programs experimentally.

 

1939 - He sold his television patents to RCA Victor for $1 million.

 

1971 - He died from pneumonia on the 11th of March at the age of 64.


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