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GE 950 colour wheel television receiver

John Logie Baird1946

National Museums Scotland

National Museums Scotland
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The GE 950 works on principles invented by Baird, whereby scenes are filmed with a monochrome camera using a ‘colour wheel’ to shoot each frame through a red, a green, or a blue filter.

When the frames are projected through the corresponding coloured filter in the television, the brain merges the three different coloured frames to give a coloured image, just as it merges the still frames of a film to make moving images.

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  • Title: GE 950 colour wheel television receiver
  • Creator: John Logie Baird
  • Date Created: 1946

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