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The Resource Philo T. Farnsworth : the father of television, Donald G. Godfrey ; foreword by Christopher H. Sterling

Philo T. Farnsworth : the father of television, Donald G. Godfrey ; foreword by Christopher H. Sterling

Label
Philo T. Farnsworth : the father of television
Title
Philo T. Farnsworth
Title remainder
the father of television
Statement of responsibility
Donald G. Godfrey ; foreword by Christopher H. Sterling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Philo T. Farnsworth (1906-1971) has been called the "forgotten father of television." He grew up in Utah and southern Idaho, and was described as a genius by those who knew and worked with him. With only a high school education, Farnsworth drew his first television schematic for his high school teacher in Rigby, Idaho. Subsequent claims and litigation notwithstanding, he was the first to publically demonstrate a totally electronic television image." "Farnsworth filed ten patents between 1927 and 1929 for camera tubes (pictorial scanning), circuitry, and the cathode ray tube (viewing). These were the foundation of the Farnsworth television system. After his early years as an inventor in San Francisco, he developed his own corporations while doing battle with RCA in the 1930s over patent rights. He formed the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation in 1939, and worked for ITT after it purchased the Farnsworth enterprises following World War II. At ITT he worked on what he called his "Buck Rodgers" Cold War defense projects and a new energy system called fusion." "Although at one time every television set utilized at least six of his basic patents, Farnsworth realized few financial rewards. The Depression, endless legal wrangling with RCA over patent rights, and World War II all worked against him in one way or another."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Godfrey, Donald G
Dewey number
  • 621.388/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK6635.F3
LC item number
G64 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventors
  • Electrical engineers
  • Television
  • Television
  • Farnsworth, Philo Taylor
Label
Philo T. Farnsworth : the father of television, Donald G. Godfrey ; foreword by Christopher H. Sterling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Farnsworth Television and Radio, Wartime Success: 1939-1948
  • Farnsworth Television, the Final Decades: 1949-1971
  • The Farnsworth Legacies
  • U.S. Patents Issued to Philo T. Farnsworth
  • The Chronology of "Firsts"
  • Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation Transactions on the New York Stock Exchange
  • The History of Farnsworth Wood Products
  • A History of Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation: 1942-1948
  • ITT-Farnsworth Division Management History
  • ITT Capehart-Farnsworth History
  • Foreword: Rescuing a Television Pioneer
  • Farnsworth Electronics History
  • Christopher H. Sterling
  • Youthful Genius: 1906-1926
  • The Experimentation Stage of Farnsworth's Career: 1926-1931
  • Implementation--TV Station and Public Demonstration: 1931-1934
  • Farnsworth versus RCA: 1932-1939
  • Farnsworth Television Incorporated: 1935-1938
  • Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation: 1938-1942
Control code
47735145
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780874806755
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001089984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Philo T. Farnsworth : the father of television, Donald G. Godfrey ; foreword by Christopher H. Sterling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Farnsworth Television and Radio, Wartime Success: 1939-1948
  • Farnsworth Television, the Final Decades: 1949-1971
  • The Farnsworth Legacies
  • U.S. Patents Issued to Philo T. Farnsworth
  • The Chronology of "Firsts"
  • Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation Transactions on the New York Stock Exchange
  • The History of Farnsworth Wood Products
  • A History of Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation: 1942-1948
  • ITT-Farnsworth Division Management History
  • ITT Capehart-Farnsworth History
  • Foreword: Rescuing a Television Pioneer
  • Farnsworth Electronics History
  • Christopher H. Sterling
  • Youthful Genius: 1906-1926
  • The Experimentation Stage of Farnsworth's Career: 1926-1931
  • Implementation--TV Station and Public Demonstration: 1931-1934
  • Farnsworth versus RCA: 1932-1939
  • Farnsworth Television Incorporated: 1935-1938
  • Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation: 1938-1942
Control code
47735145
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780874806755
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001089984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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