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John Logie Baird

Engineer
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Net worth 2018: $7 Million
Industry: Scientists
Residence: Helensburgh
BirthDay: 13 August 1888
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: June 14, 1946
Education: Larchfield Academy, University of Glasgow, Royal College of Science and Technology, Lomond School, University of Strathclyde
BIOGRAPHY

John Logie Baird was bornon 13 August 1888 in Helensburgh, British, Scottish, is Engineer. John Logie Baird FRSE was a Scottish engineer who is known as ‘The Father of Television’. He was an innovator who invented the first successful mechanical television, the first publicly demonstrated colour television system and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube. At quite a young age he depicted a flair for electronics; he had tested and tried remote-controlled photography and also rigged a telephone exchange to connect his house to those of his nearby friends. In his teens he read a German book on the photoelectric properties of selenium which inspired him about the concept of television. This dream turned into a possible-reality when he heard of Arthur Korn’s fantastic achievement. Korn had successfully invented a circuit which could transmit fax pictures over any required distance and Baird tried to follow the concept for live or moving pictures. Baird successfully transmitted a long-distance television signal (438 miles) from London to Glasgow through a telephone line. Soon other achievements followed: he demonstrated the first transatlantic transmission through his Baird Television Development Company Ltd, the first stereoscopic television and video recording device. Other than television he made remarkable contributions to the fields of fibre optics, radio imaging, secret signaling, and infra-red scanning.

TIMELINE
1946

He suffered a stroke in February 1946 and passed away on 14 June 1946, at the age of 57

1937

But in 1937 the BBC stopped broadcasting through the Baird system after the Baird facility at Crystal Palace caught fire and switched to the Marconi-EMI version

1932

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began using Baird’s system for the first public television service in 1932

1931

The company’s first live transmission was of the Epsom Derby in 1931

1930

In 1930, he demonstrated a theatre TV system with the dimensions of two feet by five feet at the London Coliseum, Berlin, Stockholm and Paris

1929

Baird and Bernard Natan founded France’s first television company in 1929 and named it Television-Baird-Natan

1928

He formed the Baird Television Development Company Ltd and in 1928 the company made the first transatlantic television transmission from London to New York

1927

In 1927, he transmitted the world’s first long-distance (438 miles) television pictures to the Central Hotel at Glasgow from London through a telephone line

1925

His first public demonstration of the moving images by television was at the Selfridges departmental store in Soho, London in 1925, followed by a series of demonstrations over a period of three-weeks

1924

In 1924 at the office of Radio Times he successfully demonstrated a semi-mechanical analogue television by transmitting moving silhouette images

1923

He moved to Hastings in 1923 and rented a workshop where he made the world’s first working TV using an old hatbox, pair of scissors, darning needles, bicycle light lenses, tea chest, sealing wax and glue

1920

After the war ended he tried several unsuccessful businesses and then went to Britain in 1920

1906

He received his schooling from the Larchfield Academy in Helensburgh before going to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College in 1906 to study electrical engineering

1900

Arthur Korn in the first decade of 1900 had invented the first successful signal-conditioning circuit for image transmission that could send fax pictures by telephone/wireless even over oceans

1888

John Logie Baird was born on August 13, 1888 in Helensburgh, Scotland, as the fourth, and youngest child of the Reverend John Baird and Jessie Morrison Inglis

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