Chapter

The New World of Television

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129307
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670015 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.003.0005

Series: History of Broadcasting

The New World of Television

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The chapter provides a brief history of television and its growth in its earliest phases. Television Limited was formed in June 1925 before the BBC. John Logie Baird was its first sponsor. His first televisor was composed of an old tea chest forming a base to carry the motor which rotated a circular cardboard disc. The disc was cut out of an old hat box, and a darning needle served as a spindle and an empty biscuit box housed the projection lamp. The necessary bull's eye lenses were bought from a bicycle shop. Baird teamed up with Captain Oliver George Hutchinson and this boosted the business prospect of television. Information regarding Baird's interactions with various people in connection with television is also dealt in this chapter.

Keywords: Television Limited; John Logie Baird; television; British Broadcasting Corporation; Captain Oliver George Hutchinson

Chapter.  41779 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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