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William Taynton549 viewsWilliam Taynton is seen with large cathode ray tubes at Radiolympia in 1939.
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Baird's childhood home778 viewsHelensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird poses outside the family home, The Lodge, in West Argyle Street, in 1900.
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Baird's home phone857 viewsJohn Logie Baird created a home telephone exchange in his bedroom at The Lodge in West Argyle Street, Helensburgh, to link up five houses by means of wires slung across the street — one of them the home of his great childhood pal and later backer, entertainer Jack Buchanan. Two old friends, Bruce and Harris, are pictured using the system in the bedroom. JLB's bedroom slippers are on the ledge beneath the stool. Image supplied by the inventor's son Malcolm.
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Noctovision545 viewsJohn Logie Baird (left) is seen operating his night vision device, the Noctovisor, on Boxhill in Surrey in 1929. It was slung on gimbals and rotated about a circular compass scale, and was said to be able to pick up a ship's lights in fog and give a compass bearing, or televise people who were in complete darkness.
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Scanner571 viewsA 30 facet mirror drum flying spot scanner. Image circa 1931.
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Malcolm Baird at bust unveiling712 viewsMalcolm Baird, the inventor's son and now a retired professor and president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, is pictured at the unveiling of a bust of John Logie Baird in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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Family grave486 viewsThe Baird family grave in Helensburgh Cemetery. Among those buried there are the Rev John Baird, his son TV inventor John Logie Baird, and JLB's wife Margaret. Photo by Stewart Noble.
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John Logie Baird813 viewsA photographic portrait of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird. Image date unknown.
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John Logie Baird501 viewsA portrait of the inventor of television.
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1926 portrait426 viewsThis image of John Logie Baird forms the second page of the 1926 book 'Television: Seeing by Wireless', written by Alfred Dinsdale, A.M.I.R.E. A copy of the first edition of this book fetched over £10,000 at a Christies auction.
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Portrait254 viewsA photographic portrait of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird. Image date unknown.
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Early portrait437 viewsTV inventor John Logie Baird, pictured as a young man. Image date not known.
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