John Logie Baird (1888-1946), television pi
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John Logie Baird (1888-1946), television pioneer, August 1942. After a serious illnes 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 with his table receiver for BBC, monochrome, stereoscopic and colour television. The television had a five inch screen, and the dark line acros the screen shows the division between orange-red and blue-green sectors. Baird is wearing coloured spectacles to view a stereoscopic picture.