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Philo T. Farnsworth

  • Birthplace: Beaver, Utah
  • Birthday: August 19
Date of passing: 
March 11, 1971

Philo T. Farnsworth was an American inventor and television pioneer.

He made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-electronic television.

He is perhaps best known for his 1927 invention of the first fully functional all-electronic image pickup device (video camera tube), the "image dissector", as well as the first fully functional and complete all-electronic television system. He was also the first person to demonstrate such a system to the public.

Philo T. Farnsworth was an American inventor and television pioneer.

He made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-electronic television.

He is perhaps best known for his 1927 invention of the first fully functional all-electronic image pickup device (video camera tube), the "image dissector", as well as the first fully functional and complete all-electronic television system. He was also the first person to demonstrate such a system to the public.

Farnsworth developed a television system complete with receiver and camera, which he produced commercially in the form of the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation, from 1938 to 1951, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Philo T. Farnsworth was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Philo T. Farnsworth