Original Photos Relating to Philo Farnworth’s Pioneering Television Work

Original Photos Relating to Philo Farnworth’s Pioneering Television Work


Original Photos Relating Philo Farnworth's Pioneering Television Work



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North America

Categories: Photographs, Technology, Communication


Philo Farnworth was a major figure, if not the major figure,  in the development of television and one of a handful of  true  technological geniuses at work in the USA during the first half of the 20th century. We are offering four photos from Philo Farnworth’s labs in San Francisco and Philadelphia. These are original images from an album assembled by Farnworth in the 1930s to document work in progress. They show key members of his staff with various piece of equipment . These are all people who will will be familiar to those acquainted with Farnsworth’s work at the time. The two photos in the second images are 7″ x 5″, the two other images are 9.75″ x 8.75″ and 10″ x 7.75″–all approx. and exclusive of mountings. 

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974