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1906 car565 viewsJohn Logie Baird (right) and a friend are seens in his 'Reaper and Binder' three-wheeled car in the Trossachs in 1906. The car was later written off after a crash on the Loch Lomond road.
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1926 portrait427 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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1940 colour demonstration477 viewsThe first public demonstration of John Logie Baird's 120-line system to transmit colour films on to a large screen took place at the Dominion Theatre in London on February 4 1938, with a second demonstration from Crystal Palace on February 17. He used the electronic system to produce a 600-line two by two and a half feet screen image on a colour Tele-Radiogram. This December 1940 image is of a press demonstration, and the lady beside the set is Paddy Naismith. The picture on the screen is a photograph.
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30 line TV617 views30 line TV from the BBC, circa 1932. T.H.Bridgewater is on the left.
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Annie Baird513 viewsMiss Annie Baird, then 83, sister of John Logie Baird and daughter of the Rev John Baird, is greeted by the Rev Robert S.Cairns who invited her to cut the cake at the St Bride's Church Centenary Supper in the Victoria Hall in 1967. In the background is Mrs Arthur Wylie, one of the organisers of the event.
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Argyll Street Cricket Club529 viewsThis is a photo of Larchfield School pupils taken by John Logie Baird in about 1900 at the Larchfield cricket field near the Duchess Wood at Ardencaple. His friend Jack Buchanan, later to become a famous entertainer, is seated on the right with his cap at a rakish angle. Professor Malcolm Baird, who kindly supplied the image, says: “There are ten people in the group, and it is possible that JLB was the 11th member of the team! There is nothing more on record."
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Baird and Buchanan451 viewsJohn Logie Baird pictured filming his lifelong friend and patron Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born stage and film star, on the roof of the Long Acre Studios in London on July 2 1928. The technician was Thomas Collier.
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Baird and Buchanan505 viewsJohn Logie Baird pictured filming his lifelong friend and patron Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born stage and film star, on the roof of the Long Acre Studios in London on July 2 1928. The technician was Thomas Collier.
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Baird as young man596 viewsThis picture of TV inventor John Logie Baird as a young man was published in the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times at the time of his death in June 1946.
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Baird bust495 viewsA bust of John Logie Baird was unveiled in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960 by his sister Miss Annie Baird, who was introduced by Provost J.McLeod Williamson. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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Baird by Coia481 viewsThis portrait of John Logie Baird by eminent Glasgow artist Emilio Coia was commissioned for Lomond School but was lost in the St Bride’s building fire in 1997, but both Lomond and Professor Malcolm Baird have colour laser copies. The idea was to provide a visible tribute to the school’s greatest former pupil in the absence of any commemoration in the school, and it was unveiled in September 1990 by the inventor’s widow, Mrs Margaret Baird.
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Baird by Conroy498 viewsHelensburgh artist Stephen Conroy painted this portrait of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He was specially commissioned by the Scottish Post Office Board to paint six portraits for a postcard series to celebrate the contribution Scots have made to communication, in the year of 1989 when the first Edinburgh Festival of Science and Technology took 'communication' as its theme.
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