Friday, 08 June 2007


Magic (?) box

(Day late, but wotthehel!)

Today in 1946 [actually June 7th, see note], television in Britain resumed after the war. The announcer Leslie Mitchell said: "As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted ..."
Which is sufficient excuse for posting some television history links:
John Logie Baird, with early TV system
John Logie Baird produced the first moving television image (in 1925) and the first public transmissions (at 30 lines!) in 1930.

Test Cards -- rarely seen nowadays.

Indian Head Monoscope ImageNot from a card, but from a tube. The RCA "Indian Head" monoscope image. Chuck Pharis recovered the original artwork, and has prints for sale.

Teletext never got off the ground in the U.S., but elsewhere...

Uncle Miltie with NBC cameraNBC, ABC, and CBS color presentation logos from the '50s and '60s. (That's not a logo, that's Uncle Miltie!)
More to come...

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