EARLY TELEVISION EXPERIMENTS
-- CHARLES FRANCIS JENKINS (1867-1934)
One of America's first pioneers of television and contemporary
of John Logie Baird of Scotland. Holder of over 400 patents -- 75
pertaining to mechanical television alone. Began with an interest in
motion picture films and radio facsimile, which eventually lead to his invention
called the 'Radiovisor'.
June 14, 1923:
Transmitted the earliest moving silhouette images
December, 1924: Clear
images of the signature of Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, were sent
from Washington to Boston, 450 miles
June 13, 1925: First public wireless
transmission of television images from Anacosta, Virginia to Washington, D.C.
July 2, 1928: Established station W3XK, in
Washington D.C. for the purpose of transmitting "Radiomovies", five nights per
week, into the early 1930s.
Motion Pictures by Ether
Waves - August 1925 "Popular Radio" Article
(Courtesy John Hauser)
Slides used by Baird Laboratories to
illustrate Jenkins' "Radiovisor"
(40K) - Jenkins "Radiovisor" with radio receiver
(40K) - Photograph sent by "Radiovisor"
(16K) - Boy Bouncing Ball - Image sent by "Radiovisor"
(28K) - Girl image sent by "Radiovisor"
(40K) - "Radiovisor" assembly showing quartz rods
(24K) - Jenkins "6-spot lamp"
OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION
W3XK -- America's first
Charles Francis Jenkins -
Articles about Early American
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