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1888 - 1946 Developed by John Logie Baird, fae Helensburgh...

John Logie Baird. John Logie Baird FRSE (/ˈloʊɡɪ bɛrd/;[2] 14 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer, innovator and inventor of the world's first television;[3] the first publicly demonstrated colour television system; and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube. Baird's early technological successes and his role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home entertainment have earned him a prominent place in television's history. In 2002, Baird was ranked number 44 in the BBC's list of the "100 Greatest Britons" following a UK-wide vote.[4] In 2006, Logie Baird was also named as one of the 10 greatest Scottish scientists in history, having been listed in the National Library of Scotland's 'Scottish Science Hall of Fame'.[5][6] Early years[edit] He was educated at Larchfield Academy (now part of Lomond School) in Helensburgh; the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College (which later became the University of Strathclyde); and the University of Glasgow.

John Logie Baird. Born in Helensburgh (there is a bust of Baird on the waterfront there - see above), Baird studied electrical engineering at the Glasgow Royal College of Technology (now Strathclyde University). He suffered from ill health and could not obtain regular employment so he turned to invention. An early failure was trying to make synthetic diamonds.

For a time he worked in the USA, where a jam-making enterprise also failed. Baird started work on the transmission of pictures and in 1925 he constructed a 30-line system using a mechanical scanner with a spinning disc. He demonstrated this to members of the Royal Institute on 26 January 1926. John Logie Baird. John Logie Baird - 20th and 21st centuries. Biography of John Logie Baird. Biography of John Logie Baird John Logie Baird John Logie Baird (1888-1946) was an inventor and pioneer of television who studied at the University in 1914. Born in Helensburgh, Baird studied for a Diploma in Electrical Engineering at the Royal Technical College and then matriculated at the University in October 1914 to take classes in Electricity, Pure and Applied, Engineering and Natural Philosophy among other subjects. Although entitled to sit the examinations for the BSc degree, he chose not to do this.

Baird achieved fame for his work developing television, giving the world's first demonstration of a practical system in 1926. John Logie Baird. John Logie Baird (1888 - 1946) was trained as a motor mechanic and later became an electrician in a power station. He was of an inventive turn of mind and took an interest in any problem that came his way. While at the power station he attempted to make diamonds, his process requiring the sudden discharge of a powerful electric current. He utilised the facilities at hand and inadvertently plubged the town into sudden darkness. Being afraid to acknowledge ownership of the fragments of his apparatus, he never discovered if he had been successful. He then invented a sock with a special thick sole for walking. His first apparatus was made of an old tea-chest, a biscuit-tin, a bull's-eye lense and a toy electric motor. A demonstration of Baird's television was given at the Royal Institution in 1926, and in 1927 images were transmitted by telephone wires between London and Glasgow.

Back to Famous Scots. Edinburgh-Royal Mile-John Logie Baird. Baird, John Logie genealogy family history ancestry. 1888 - 1946Scientist and inventor Born in Helensburgh on 13 August 1888, the youngest child of the Rev. John Baird. From a very early age he liked tinkering with devices and making communication technology. He took a course in electrical engineering at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow (later Strathclyde University), then went on to Glasgow University. His final year in a BSc course there was curtailed by World War I. Unfit for the forces, he served as a superintendent engineer, but by the end of the war had to give up due to ill health.

He invented a medicated sock, (which presumably sold well to mothers of adolescent boys), before emigrating to the West Indies. His success was straight out of a Boy's Own comic. In 1924 he succeeded in transmitting the image of a Maltese Cross over a few feet. In 1927 he transmitted a signal over 438 miles of telephone line between London and Glasgow. He married Margaret Albu, a concert pianist, in 1931; they had two children. Inventor John Logie Baird Biography. John Logie Baird (1888-1946) - Online stuff. Scottish inventor John Logie Baird was the first person to demonstrate a working television system. He was born in Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland, and studied at the University of Glasgow, though he never graduated as his studies were interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War. After the war he started a business, but following a bout of ill health he moved to Hastings on England’s south coast in 1923. Baird rented a workshop and set about trying to televise an image using mechanical scanning. His experiments were based on the work of a number of inventors before him, including Arthur Korn and Paul Nipkow.

Baird cobbled together his apparatus - using hatboxes, scissors and knitting needles - and in 1924 was able to transmit a silhouetted image a few feet. He moved to Soho, London to continue his work. His first demonstration of true television took place on 27 January 1926 before an audience of 50 scientists at the Royal Institution in London. John Logie Baird. The story of John Logie Baird's life is almost equal parts visionary genius, unfortunate setback (often in the form of fires) and ill health. He is best known as an early pioneer in the invention of television. Born in the picturesque Clydeside town of Helensburgh in 1888, Baird was educated at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, now the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow.

The outbreak of World War I interrupted his degree course and he never returned to graduate. His early career as an inventor had varied success. There was the rust-resistant glass razor that had an unfortunate habit of shattering. Or the pneumatic shoes, which contained balloons that occasionally burst. Many biographies understandably focus on Baird being the first to publicly demonstrate television. The BBC Story - The story of BBC Television. History - John Logie Baird. John Logie Baird biography. Famous for: Inventing the first working televisionLater development of colour and stereoscopic television.

John Logie Baird was an engineer and inventor. Known as 'The Father of Television', he is most famous for being the first person to demonstrate a working television. Inventiveness Born in Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland, John was the fourth and youngest child of the Rev John and Jessie Baird. He showed early signs of ingenuity by setting up a telephone exchange to connect his house to those of his friends near by. Work in wartime Baird graduated from the Royal Technical College in Glasgow – now Strathclyde University – soon after the outbreak of the First World War. Because of chronic ill-health, which was to plague him throughout his life, he was not accepted for military service.

Life in Trinidad Baird sailed for Port of Spain, Trinidad in November 1919. Realising that the island teemed with citrus fruit and sugar, he set up a jam factory. Experimentation with television. John Baird - Mechanical Television System. John Logie Baird was born on August 13th, 1888, in Helensburgh, Dunbarton, Scotland and died on June 14th, 1946, in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England. John Baird received a diploma course in electrical engineering at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College (now called Strathclyde University), and studied towards his Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Glasgow, interrupted by the outbreak of W.W.I. John Baird - Mechanical Television System Baird is best remembered for inventing a mechanical television system. During the 1920's, John Baird and American Clarence W.

Hansell patented the idea of using arrays of transparent rods to transmit images for television and facsimiles respectively. Baird's 30 line images were the first demonstrations of television by reflected light rather than back-lit silhouettes. John Baird based his technology on Paul Nipkow's scanning disk idea and later developments in electronics. John Baird Milestones. John Logie Baird. John Logie Baird (1888-1946) So, who was John Logie Baird? John Logie Baird was born on 14th August 1888 at Helensburgh, Scotland. He was the youngest of four children of Jessie and the Reverend John Baird.

He does not seem to have been particularly academic at school, having variously been described as "very slow" and "timid". At home he appears to have been very different. He was able to construct a home telephone system and use a petrol-driven generator to make an electric light system for his parents. What sort of education did John Logie Baird receive? We know from his school that he was not particularly well thought of. Not to be deterred, Baird enrolled in 1906 on a diploma course in electrical engineering at a technical college in Glasgow, with the hope of using this to gain entry to Glasgow University to study for a B.Sc. degree. What happened next? It seems that after this success, Baird accidentally touched a live wire and almost killed himself.

How did Baird continue? John Logie Baird, television, and lifelong learning. Baird Television. John Logie Baird and Television. John Logie Baird and the invention of the television are part of History. But the idea of the television did not start with Logie Baird in the 1920’s. In the late C19th, a number of scientists had made important discoveries that Baird would use in his first version of a television. Henri Becquerel found that light could be changed into electricity and, importantly, Ferdinand Braun had invented the cathode ray tube. By the 1920’s there were 50 serious attempts to invent the television from Russia, America, Germany, Britain and Japan.

Many researchers had well resourced and staffed laboratories but the man who invented the television did not. John Logie Baird was born in 1888 near Glasgow. He had made money selling socks and soap. John Logie Baird with his television In 1927, Baird demonstrated colour television and a video-recording system he called a "Phonovision". is under construction. John Logie Baird challenged by fellow Scot for TV title. NEW evidence suggests a Borders engineer, Alan Archibald Campbell-Swinton, may have come up with the idea nearly two decades prior to Baird's breakthrough.

JOHN Logie Baird is being challenged by a fellow Scot for his title as the inventor of television. An engineer from the Borders is said to have proposed the idea of TV in 1908 – 17 years before Baird showed off a working set. Alan Archibald Campbell-Swinton published a magazine article that year in which he explained how visual images could be transmitted. His piece in Nature magazine was entitled Distant Electric Vision. Researcher Dr Paul Marshall is to present his case in Campbell-Swinton’s birthplace of Duns, Berwickshire. Dr Marshall will tell the town’s history society that Baird would not have been able to achieve his success if it wasn’t for the work of Campbell-Swinton.

Campbell-Swinton was born in 1863 and went to school in Edinburgh. John Logie Baird's grandson reveals why he shuns modern technology despite family history. WITH a family history of cutting edge technological innovations, you’d expect Iain Logie Baird to be right at the forefront of some high-tech gadgetry. After all, most of us now own a smartphone and have a social media account, whether it’s on Facebook or Twitter. We can contact our friends 24/7 and find out what’s happening in the world at the touch of our screens. But Iain believes that mobile phones and modern technology can make our lives more stressful – despite being the grandson of the inventor of television.

The irony isn’t lost on Iain. In 1927, he made the world’s first television broadcast from London to Glasgow’s Central Hotel – connecting the world and paving the way for the era of communication. Yet his grandson admits he’s not a fan of modern technology, and Iain, 43, doesn’t even use a mobile phone. He said: “Maybe I’m a bit old-fashioned but I believe you should be able to see someone when you are talking to them. He added: “I have to exist in other media environments.