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    Invention of TV

    JOHN LOGIE BAIRD,who is called 'the father of television',was born in Scotland in 1888.He became an inventor at the age of 26.His first inventions were electrically-heated socks and air -filled shoes,but these were not very successful.

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    1. In 1923,he became interested in the idea of pictures by radio.He started to work in his with a torch,a knitting needle,a few parts from radio,a wooden box and some cardboard.

    2. He worked for several months,and the following years he in transmitting the first 'television' picture a few metres across the room.

    3. Baird's television was not very , but people were very interested,and he tried to make it better.

    4. In 1926,he it to the public at the Royal Society.

    5. In 1928,he the first picture across the Atlantic.

    6. In 1929,the BBC,and the German post office began to TV with his system.

    7. There was another system in America called the MARCONI-EMI system. That system electronics instead of moving parts.

    8. In 1936,the BBC decided to have a between the two systems to see which one was better.In the end ,they chose the electronic system from EMI.

    9. Baird was very unhappy,but there was nothing that he could do.He had not been given a for his invention.

    10. He made very little money from it.For the rest of his life he tried new ideas,but had no success.In the end ,he became ill,and died in 1946 at the age of 57.

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