THE STORY OF TELEVISION: The Life of Philo T. Farnsworth by George Everson

THE STORY OF TELEVISION: The Life of Philo T. Farnsworth

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A biography, written by one of Farnsworth's early backers, that gives credit and praise to the man who at 15 envisioned electronic television. An inventive genius, Farns-worth early proved his unique ability, and, without ever having been in a radio or research laboratory, diagrammed his brain child to an understanding high school teacher in 1922. Four years later he found men who believed in his invention, who helped to raise money to patent it and build a working model, who kept behind him through the years of experimentation, setbacks, revisions, and held on in spite of the speculative nature of their investment. Tests and investigations proved his method of electronic transmission better than that of mechanical methods developed in England, and there followed a long series of negotiations, and from the experimental the invention moved out into the practical, commercial field, so that by 1941 most technical problems and difficulties had been overcome. A story of perseverance, originality, and a new science, this is told from a personal and intimate knowledge of both the man and his discoveries. Of interest in business as well as scientific fields, written for the layman.

Pub Date: March 14th, 1949
ISBN: 1152483390
Publisher: Norton