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Baird Telechrome Tube456 viewsJohn Logie Baird is pictured demonstrating the Telechrome Tube, one of his last inventions, to the press on August 16 1944. The tube contained two cathode-ray beams, each scanning opposite sides of a clear mica disc. On side had a blue-green fluorescent coating and the other orange-red. It was the world's first colour television picture tube, and only one survives today in the National Media Museum.
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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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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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Colour TV524 viewsColour TV in 1928. Major A.G.Church is on the right of the picture, with John Logie Baird beside the receiver.
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Daylight TV521 viewsDaylight TV at Long Acre in 1930, with John Logie Baird on the right.
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Early Apparatus495 viewsJohn Logie Baird shows his early television apparatus to William Le Queux (left), a novelist alive to be possibilies of radio experiment, at Hastings in 1924. Le Queux was one of only three men who showed interest in Baird's work at that time.
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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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Noctovision323 viewsA 1929 image of TV inventor John Logie Baird working on another of his inventions, Noctovision, a night vision device, on Boxhill in Surrey. 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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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 receiver513 viewsJohn Logie Baird is pictured with a C.R.T. receiver, circa 1935.
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Hastings experiment564 viewsJohn Logie Baird working at Hastings, circa 1924.
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First television transmitter529 viewsHelensburgh inventor John Logie Baird is pictured with the first television transmitter, made up literally from odds and ends, in September 1926. The apparatus was used in the world's first successful demonstrations of instantaneous moving scenes by wire and wireless. It is now housed in the Science Museum in South Kensington, London.
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