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Famous For: Developed The First All-Electronic Television System
Philo Farnsworth, a well-known American inventor, was born in Detroit, Michigan. He created the first completely operational and comprehensive all-electronic TV system and the first fully operational and complete all-electronic picture pickup device (or video camera tube). Additionally, he was the first to demonstrate the technology to the general public. Farnsworth, who created a television system with a camera and receiver, went on to commercially construct the system in Fort Wayne, Indiana, under the name Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation. The renowned American inventor also created a modest nuclear fusion device called the Farnsworth-Hirsch fusor. While not practical enough to produce nuclear energy, this device functions as a workable source of neutrons. The gastroscope, astronomical telescope, baby incubator, and electron microscope were also made possible because of Farnsworth's innovations.
Philo Farnsworth's camera tube sent the first image to a receiver in a different lab room in September 1927.
In exchange for his patents, Farnsworth received a $100,000 offer from RCA's David Sarnoff in 1931.
The American inventor traveled to Europe in 1934 and negotiated a deal with the German company Goerz-Bosch-Fernseh.
Collier's Weekly noticed him in 1936 and positively reviewed his work.
International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) acquired Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation in 1951.
Farnsworth returned to Utah with his family in 1967 to carry on his fusion research at Brigham Young University.
Achievements and Awards:
Farnsworth received his induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1984.
In 2006, Farnsworth received the Eagle Scout honor posthumously.
In 2013, he was admitted to the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
Utah is represented by a bronze statue of Farnsworth in the U.S. Capitol.