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John Logie Baird and the Televisor: #OnThisDay

On 26th of January 1926 John Logie Baird (13 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) from Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, Scotland,was the first person in the world to demonstrate a working television system using his televisor system from the BBC in London.

John Logie Baird in 1917

“I was definitely able to transmit the living image, and it was the first time it had been done. But how to convince the sceptical, hide-bound, select and exclusive scientific world?….Would they admit that a wretched nonentity working with soap boxes in a garret had done something which many of them had stated was not possible?John Logie Baird”

You can find out more information here: Baird Television

John Logie Baird and his television receiver

John Logie Baird and his television receiver By Orrin Dunlap, Jr. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In Monday’s Orkney News find out about the Orkney men who were inspired by  John Logie Baird.

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