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Ölüm Tarihi : 11 Mart 1971, Salt Lake City, Utah.
"There's nothing on it worthwhile, and we're not going to watch it in this
household, and I don't want it in your intellectual diet." - Philo Farnsworth's
feelings about watching television.
American engineer, Philo Farnsworth was born on August 19, 1906, on Indian Creek
in Beaver County, Utah. His parents expected him to become a concert violinist,
but his interests drew him to experiments with electricity. At the age of 12, he
built an electric motor and produced the first electric washing machine his
family had ever owned.
Philo Farnsworth attended Brigham Young University in Utah, where he researched
television picture transmission. While in high school, Philo Farnsworth had
already conceived of his ideas for television. In 1926, he cofounded Crocker
Research Laboratories, which he later renamed Farnsworth Television, Inc. in
1929 (and as Farnsworth Radio and Television Corporation in 1938.)
In 1927, Philo Farnsworth was the first inventor to transmit a television image
comprised of 60 horizontal lines. The image transmitted was a dollar sign.
Farnsworth developed the dissector tube, the basis of all current electronic
televisions. He filed for his first television patent in 1927 (pat#1,773,980.)
Although he won an early patent for his image dissection tube, he lost later
patent battles to RCA. Philo Farnsworth went on to invent over 165 different
devices including equipment for converting an optical image into an electrical
signal, amplifier, cathode-ray, vacuum tubes, electrical scanners, electron
multipliers and photoelectric materials.