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Daylight TV32 viewsA 1929 press photograph of John Logie Baird after a successful daylight TV transmission. On the left is his technical assistant, Ben Clapp.
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Transatlantic transmission110 viewsAn October 3 1929 newspaper image of John Logie Baird and his TV equipment. The caption on a companion picture stated: "One more dream of science has been realised. Man's vision has spanned the Ocean, and transatlantic television has been demonstrated to be a reality. A man and a woman sat before an electric eye in a London laboratory last night, and a group of people in a darkened basement in the village of Hartsdale, New York, watched them turn their heads and move from side to side. The images were crude and broken, but they were images nevertheless."
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Stooky Bill115 viewsAn October 3 1929 newspaper image of John Logie Baird with Stooky Bill, the dummy he used in his demonstrations, and TV equipment. The caption stated: "One more dream of science has been realised. Man's vision has spanned the Ocean, and transatlantic television has been demonstrated to be a reality. A man and a woman sat before an electric eye in a London laboratory last night, and a group of people in a darkened basement in the village of Hartsdale, New York, watched them turn their heads and move from side to side. The images were crude and broken, but they were images nevertheless."
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30 line TV477 views30 line TV from the BBC, circa 1932. T.H.Bridgewater is on the left.
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Sister unveils bust526 viewsMiss Annie Baird, sister of John Logie Baird, unveiled a bust of the TV inventor in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960. Also in the picture are the Rev Robert Cairns, minister of St Bride's Church where Baird's father was minister. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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Miss Annie Baird409 viewsAnnie Baird, older sister of TV inventor John Logie Baird, with her pet cat, circa 1905.
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Annie Baird384 viewsMiss Annie Baird, then 83, sister of John Logie Baird and daughter of the Rev John Baird, is greeted by the Rev Robert S.Cairns who invited her to cut the cake at the St Bride's Church Centenary Supper in the Victoria Hall in 1967. In the background is Mrs Arthur Wylie, one of the organisers of the event.
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Presentation to family456 viewsJohn Logie Baird's sister Annie and his children Diana and Malcolm are presented with a television set from the Scophany Television Company in April 1952.
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Baird as young man463 viewsThis picture of TV inventor John Logie Baird as a young man was published in the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times at the time of his death in June 1946.
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Dad and friend448 viewsThe Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird, with Baird's childhood friend and later financial backer, entertainer and film star Jack Buchanan, who lived across the road in West Argyle Street, in 1900.
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Baird with tricar426 viewsA young John Logie Baird with a passenger in a Humber tricar, image circa 1906.
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Baird by Coia381 viewsThis portrait of John Logie Baird by eminent Glasgow artist Emilio Coia was commissioned for Lomond School but was lost in the St Bride’s building fire in 1997, but both Lomond and Professor Malcolm Baird have colour laser copies. The idea was to provide a visible tribute to the school’s greatest former pupil in the absence of any commemoration in the school, and it was unveiled in September 1990 by the inventor’s widow, Mrs Margaret Baird.
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