John Logie Baird John Logie Baird (1888-1946), television pioneer, 20 December 1940.
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John Logie Baird (1888-1946), television pioneer, 20 December 1940. After a serious illness in 1922, Baird devoted himself to experimentation and developed a crude TV apparatus, able to transmit a picture and receive it over a range of a few feet. The first real demonstration was within two attic rooms in Soho, London, in early 1926, and by 1927 he had managed to transmit pictures by telephone line from London to Glasgow. Baird (fourth from left) during a demonstration of his television for the press in lounge of his home at Crescent Wood Road in Sydenham. E G O Anderson, Baird's senior technical assistant from 1936-1946, is standing on the far left.