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Shortwave and Television Corporation Model 26 mechanical television, 1932-1933

Shortwave and Television Corporation1932/1933

History San José

History San José
San Jose, United States

This 1932-1933 mechanical television (Model 26) was designed by the noted American inventor Hollis Semple Baird, and manufactured by the Shortwave and Television Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts. It has a 1-inch screen and one tube. Hollis Baird's design was considered an improvement in mechanical television quality. (Hollis Baird was no relation to Scottish inventor John Logie Baird, who first invented mechanical television).

Details

  • Title: Shortwave and Television Corporation Model 26 mechanical television, 1932-1933
  • Creator: Shortwave and Television Corporation
  • Date: 1932/1933
  • Location: Boston (Mass.)
  • Physical Dimensions: 10 x 17.625 x 17.625 in.
  • Provenance: Perham Collection of Early Electronics, History San José
  • Type: physical object
  • Contributor: Hollis Baird

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