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John Logie Baird and Early Video Discs 

 

In 1925 John Logie Baird transmitted a 30 line television picture of a ventriloquist's dummy nicknamed 'Stooky Bill'
John Logie Baird TV and disc John Logie Baird TV and disc images

In 1926 Baird demonstrated his system to the Royal Institution and to the the Times in his laboratory at 22 Frith Street in Soho, London.

Here (right) Baird's widow Margaret is looking at an early TV set
John Logie Baird TV and disc
John Logie Baird TV and disc In 1928 Baird used a 78 rpm shellac disc to record and play back his 30 line pictures.
John Logie Baird TV and disc at Selfridges John Logie Baird TV and disc at Selfridges
Selfridges store in London sold the Phonovision system.  In the 1980s the BBC electronically recovered the pictures from original discs
An early back-projection TV
John Logie Baird TV and disc TV
 
 
John Logie Baird TV studio
John Logie Baird TV studio
Baird indoors studio  
Baird outdoor studio
John Logie Baird TV studio
 
 
  John Logie Baird TV and disc recreation
The BBC and IBA collected original equipment, built replicas and in the 1980s used modern electronics to recreate the images stored on Baird's 78 rpm shellac discs
John Logie Baird TV and disc recreation
John Logie Baird TV and disc reunion John Logie Baird TV and disc reunion
John Logie Baird died 14 June 1946. There have been many re-unions of Baird's original staff and his widow Margaret, here with veteran broadcaster Leslie Mitchell

 

John Logie Baird TV and disc reunion

John Logie Baird TV and disc recreation
John Logie Baird TV and disc reunion John Logie Baird TV and disc reunion
 Replica equipment (right) and Old Baird Boys reunion below, with William Fox, Ben Clapp, Tony Bridgewater, Dennis Ridgeway in 1986
John Logie Baird TV and disc reunion
John Logie Baird TV and disc reunion John Logie Baird TV and disc reunion
John Logie Baird TV and disc reunion
   
One of the original discs
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John Logie Baird TV and disc Wireless World show
In the 1970s Wireless World used a talking Baird mannequin at a trade show.

 

   
 
 
 

 

 



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