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Pre-1935 Patents

The purpose of this section is to give you scans of the actual early television patents filed in the mid-to-late 1920s.  Here is one filed by John Logie Baird, on October 7, 1927 (Patent granted November 19, 1929), for his "Television and Like Systems".

High quality (400Kb+) full-size scans will appear when you click each thumbnail.  Best viewed with a high-speed Internet connection.

1927 JLB Patent 10-7-27 Pg1.JPG (154301 bytes)  1927 JLB Patent 10-7-27 Pg2.JPG (145811 bytes)  1927 JLB Patent 10-7-27 Pg3.JPG (383685 bytes)  1927 JLB Patent 10-7-27 Pg4.JPG (429050 bytes)  1927 JLB Patent 10-7-27 Pg5.JPG (423339 bytes)  1927 JLB Patent 10-7-27 Pg6.JPG (321182 bytes)
1927 Television Patent Filed by John Logie Baird