“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

John Logie Baird

John Logie Baird Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. John Logie Baird Marker

In 1926
in this house
John Logie

first demonstrated

Erected 1951 by London County Council.
Location. 51° 30.804′ N, 0° 7.871′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Frith Street just south of Bateman Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 Frith Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 4RP, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (a few steps from this marker); William Nicholson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Three Greyhounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Snow (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named William Nicholson (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Dog and Duck (about 90 meters away); The Admiral Duncan Pub (about 90 meters away); Dr. Joseph Rogers (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .
1. Baird, John Logie (1888-1946) (English Heritage). "Born in Scotland
John Logie Baird Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. John Logie Baird Marker - Wide View
Baird studied electrical engineering in Glasgow, and in 1922 began to formulate ideas about how to transmit and receive pictures. With only limited resources, he set about investigating his theories, and by 1925 had made excellent progress. In March of that year, he began a three-week series of demonstrations of moving silhouette images at Selfridge’s in Oxford Street....On 26 January 1926 Baird repeated his experiment, this time making a formal demonstration of his ‘televisor’ in front of 40 members of the Royal Institution....In early 1927 the world’s first television sets were offered for sale in Selfridge’s and in 1928 Baird sent a television picture across the Atlantic and also demonstrated colour television for the first time. The BBC inaugurated the country’s first 30-line television service in August 1932 using Baird’s mechanical system, but it was replaced in 1937 by a rival electronic system developed by the Marconi–EMI corporation....William Taynton, the first person to be televised, was present when Baird’s plaque at 22 Frith Street was unveiled on the 25th anniversary of the demonstration...." (Submitted on November 9, 2017.) 

2. John Logie Baird. "John Logie Baird FRSE (14 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer, innovator, one of the inventors of the mechanical television,
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Bain News Service (courtesy of the Library of Congress), March 18, 1927
3. John L. Baird
demonstrating the first working television system on 26 January 1926, and inventor of both the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube....In 1928 the Baird Television Development Company achieved the first transatlantic television transmission. Baird's early technological successes and his role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home entertainment have earned him a prominent place in television's history." (Submitted on November 9, 2017.) 
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