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