John Logie Baird
Essentially a camera, this is the oldest piece of equipment made by John Logie Baird known to exist. The cardboard discs rotated to scan a lit image. A light sensitive cell, which sadly has not survived, converted the image into electrical current. The current was then sent by wire or radio waves to a remote receiver that converted the current back into a picture. It has the remains of an address label on the base.
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Conservation work done on this item in 2017 - kindly funded by Pilgrim Trust via AIM.
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Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 92cm (L 3' 1/4")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:H 5.2cm (H 2 1/16")