Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

 
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1939 Baird Theatre Television System

We have a projection CRT from Baird on display in the museum. Baird sold his American subsidiary to Rauland in 1942. Rauland continued to develop the technology here.

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In a theatre with a 12 x 18 foot screen

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Front view of the projector

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The projector, showing two projection tubes

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The lens

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Dual high voltage power supplies (60 kv)

Above pictures from Dr. Douglas Brown's book "Images Across Space", ISBN number: 978-1-874289-21-0. The book is available at the RSGB Shop.

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The projector in operation

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Popular Science, November 1939

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Broadcasting, July 1 1939

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Television & Shortwave World, August 1938

Courtesy of Kevin Edwards

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