philo t. farnsworth

Philo T. Farnsworth (1906–1971) was an American inventor and television pioneer who made many contributions crucial to the early development of all-electronic television.

Farnsworth developed a television system complete with receiver and camera, which he produced commercially in the firm of the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation, from 1938 to 1951.

Farnsworth hoped to successfully compete with RCA. “We will manufacture both receivers and transmitters,” he wrote. “We will erect and operate television broadcasting stations.”

“Like RCA…the company managed to look ahead to postwar prosperity. As early as 1943, the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation offered the homefront a glimpse of coming wonders.”

(Quotes from The Boy Genius and the Mogul: The Untold Story of Television, by Daniel Stashower.)