Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton, Scottish electrical engineer, c 1910s.
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Calotype of Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton (1863-1930). In 1896 Swinton opened the first radiographic laboratory in Britain and in 1908 published his ideas on an electrical system for television. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1915, and also served on its council.