Category Archives: Pers_Baird, John

Baird in Frith Street

Above: A Blue Plaque on the east side of Frith Street. Soho is well-known for many things but one of the most remarkable is the first public demonstration of television by the inventor John Logie Baird. To say that Baird … Continue reading

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Baird’s Original Equipment

Above: Baird’s original equipment on show in the Hastings Museum. Notice the large wooden wheel with lenses mounted on it (on the right). The round black object towards the left is an electric motor that turned the wheel at high … Continue reading

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Baird and Ninety Years of Television

The 26th of January 2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the first ever demonstration of television. It was given by John Logie Baird. Remarkably, the demonstration was with a large mechanical machine acting as the ‘television camera’. It was connected … Continue reading

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Crescent Wood Road – No 3

Above: View from the pavement of 3 Crescent Wood Road, where John Logie Baird lived. It was in this house, on the Camberwell-Lewisham border, that John Logie Baird, the man who invented television, lived for several decades of his life. The … Continue reading

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