Vladimir Zworykin (1889-1982)

TLW's Television Historyscope

By T.L. Winslow (TLW), the Historyscoper™

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Original Pub. Date: Oct. 5, 2015. Last Update: Apr. 19, 2016.

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What Is A Historyscope?

Westerners are not only known as history ignoramuses, but double dumbass history ignoramuses when it comes to Television history. Since I'm the one-and-only Historyscoper (tm), let me quickly bring you up to speed before you dive into my Master Historyscope.

Paul Julius Gottlieb Nipkow (1860-1940)

In 1885 Paul Julius Gottlieb Nipkow (1860-1940) of Germany patents the rotating Nipkow Disk, a system for a crude television (transmitting pictures by wire), later (1925) adapted by John Logie Baird for TV.

Vladimir Zworykin (1889-1982) Vladimir Zworykin (1889-1982) John Logie Baird (1888-1946)

TV has its birth pangs in the Twenties? In 1923 Russian-born Am. RCA-Westinghouse engineer Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin (1889-1982) patents the Iconoscope (Gr. "ikon" + "skopion" = image + look at) TV camera tube; all he needs now is a TV receiver tube - is it zworykin? On Oct. 30, 1925 Scottish inventor John Logie Baird (1888-1946) transmits human features by television in the first TV broadcast of moving objects (in England), using a mechanical system based on Paul von Nipkov's 1886 rotating disk. In 1928 both independently develop color TV, Zworykin's electronic, Baird's mechanical - your insurance company will only pay three-quarters of what it takes to replace it?

'Allen Balcom DuMont (1906-65

In 1931 Brooklyn, N.Y.-born Allen Balcom DuMont (Du Mont) (1901-65) invents a long-lasting cathode-ray tube (CRT) for use in TV sets, and the Magic Eye Tube in 1932, selling the first commercially practical all-electronic TV set, the Model 180 in June 1938, becoming the first millionaire in the TV business.

In 1968 Sony Corp. introduces the 3-electron gun Trinitron color TV set, whose aperture-grill-based CRT is 25% brighter than shadow mask CRTs; the patent expires in 1996, opening competition up- leave it to Buddhists to name something after the Trinity without causing a religious controversy?

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