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TECHDAY 26 August First electronic television patent

First electronic television patent by Philo Farnsworth | Techday, August 26th

On this TECHDAY in history, on August 26th 1930, his first patent was granted to Philo Farnsworth. It was for his invention of the (all-electronic) television system (U.S. 1,773,980). In this patent, there was the description of the image dissector tube. Arguably this was his most important invention that helped the evolution of television. He was already developing this concept from a young age, gained some financial support for his research, and worked on his inventions in a small laboratory.

Despite the success of his invention, Farnsworth faced significant challenges in bringing his television system to market. He struggled to secure funding and faced intense competition from other companies, including RCA, which was headed by David Sarnoff. Despite these challenges, Farnsworth’s invention laid the foundation for the development of modern television technology, and he is widely considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of television.

In conclusion, Philo Farnsworth was an American inventor and television pioneer, who filed for the first electronic television patent in 1927 and was granted it in 1930. His invention was a significant advancement over earlier mechanical television systems and laid the foundation for the development of modern television technology.

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