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Wonderwall242 viewsA tribute to John Logie Baird on the wall of the University of Strathclyde Graham Hills Building in George Street, Glasgow — one of a number of massive official murals. Image supplied by Des Gorra.
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Wonder Wall wider view78 viewsA tribute to John Logie Baird on the wall of the University of Strathclyde Graham Hills Building in George Street, Glasgow — one of a number of massive official murals. Appropriately, on the right is Dr Who's Tardis. Image supplied by Des Gorra.
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Wireless transmitter401 viewsThis image from the 1926 book 'Television: Seeing by Wireless', written by Alfred Dinsdale, A.M.I.R.E., shows John Logie Baird with his wireless transmitting set at 2T.V. It had a power of 250 watts and a wave length of 200 metres. A copy of the first edition of this book fetched over £10,000 at a Christies auction.
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William Taynton549 viewsWilliam Taynton is seen with large cathode ray tubes at Radiolympia in 1939.
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Wedding guest634 viewsJohn Logie Baird (2nd from right, back row), his father, the Rev John Baird (4th from left, front row), and his mother Jessie, a niece of the famous Inglis shipbuilding brothers Anthony and John, are seen in this wedding group outside the Queen's Hotel in Helensburgh on June 6 1922. The bride was JLB's sister Jeannie, known to friends as Tottie, and the groom is the Rev Neil Conley. Jessie Baird is on the bride's left, and JLB's sister Annie is immediately behind the groom. Far left back row is Anna Snodgrass (nee Inglis), aunt of Arnold Snodgrass. JLB is looking fit after a sojourn at a health spa. The Conleys' son Norman (b.1926) moved from Glasgow to Helensburgh about 2002 and passed away early in 2009. Norman's daughter Laura Conley (b.1954) is still living in the burgh.
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Transatlantic transmission359 viewsAn October 3 1929 newspaper image of John Logie Baird and his TV equipment. The caption on a companion picture stated: "One more dream of science has been realised. Man's vision has spanned the Ocean, and transatlantic television has been demonstrated to be a reality. A man and a woman sat before an electric eye in a London laboratory last night, and a group of people in a darkened basement in the village of Hartsdale, New York, watched them turn their heads and move from side to side. The images were crude and broken, but they were images nevertheless."
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Television transmitter467 viewsJohn Logie Baird at the transmitter of his experimental radio station G2KZ from which television was transmitted across the Atlantic in February 1928. Looking on is his technical assistant, Ben Clapp.
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Telechrome demo48 viewsJohn Logie Baird's August 1944 demonstration of the Telechrome, the world’s first cathode ray tube for colour television, was an historic event. The picture was large and bright, a great improvement over the small flickery images of the old mechanical system.
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Stooky Bill352 viewsAn October 3 1929 newspaper image of John Logie Baird with Stooky Bill, the dummy he used in his demonstrations, and TV equipment. The caption stated: "One more dream of science has been realised. Man's vision has spanned the Ocean, and transatlantic television has been demonstrated to be a reality. A man and a woman sat before an electric eye in a London laboratory last night, and a group of people in a darkened basement in the village of Hartsdale, New York, watched them turn their heads and move from side to side. The images were crude and broken, but they were images nevertheless."
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Stereoscopic TV472 viewsJohn Logie Baird with his equipment for providing stereoscopic television pictures in colour. The image forming lens is in the box in front of him. He first demonstrated this in 1928. The image was taken in Sydenham in 1942.
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Sister unveils bust677 viewsMiss Annie Baird, sister of John Logie Baird, unveiled a bust of the TV inventor in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960. Also in the picture are the Rev Robert Cairns, minister of St Bride's Church where Baird's father was minister. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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Selling Baird undersocks470 viewsOne of John Logie Baird's inventions was the Baird undersock, described as a specially medicated soft absorbent sheath worn next to the skin under the sock to absorb and neutralise perspiration, keeping feet clean and healthy. Said to be ideal for the soldier, and with tributes from men in the World War One trenches, they cost eight shillings for half a dozen pairs. Image date not known.
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