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Farnsworth, Philo Taylor

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1971 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Inventor

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.