Some of the
major accomplishments of John Logie Baird
- First to demonstrate television
showing outlines. (1923)First to demonstrate television of moving objects and
image tones. (1926)
- First to demonstrate infra-red television.
- First to record
television signals on steel and wax disks. (1926/7). To see them for yourself,
to span 400 miles by land line, London-Glasgow, Scotland (1927)
to demonstrate transatlantic television. (1928)
to demonstrate full color television using 3 primary colors. (1928)
to demonstrate stereoscopic television in 3 dimensions. (1928)
to demonstrate large screen theater television, (1930)
outside television broadcast of street scenes. (1931)
outside television broadcast of a sporting event. (1931)
the list goes on....
These are just some of the hi-points of John Baird's
work. He exhibited genius qualities when it came to developing new ideas about
television. His work required skills in four areas of expertise, i.e. optics,
mechanics, electronics and fabrication. He excelled in the first two, for there
he was at his best. For the electronics and fabrication, he found others to help
him whenever the need arose, however because of limited budgets, in the early
years he did build the equipment himself. John Baird was the best at what he was
doing. In spite of his chronic ill health and limited by his own finances much
of the time, he was two steps ahead of the others most of the time until the end
of his life.
Further descriptions of the details of John Baird's life and
contribution to television are readily available on the Internet.