Baird Model B 'Noah's Ark' Televisor, 1928

Made:
1928 in United Kingdom
inventor:
John Logie Baird
Baird Model B Televisor
      Baird Model B Televisor (also known as a "Noah's Ark Televisor), from 1929

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Baird Model B Televisor Baird Model B Televisor (also known as a "Noah's Ark Televisor), from 1929
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Baird Model B Televisor, 1928. These were also known as the 'Dual Exhibition' receiver, or the 'Noah's Ark' receiver.

In 1929 John Logie Baird (1888-1946) began a programme of regular television broadcasts which were to continue for the next six years. He did this so that he could sell television sets, which he called ‘Televisors’. The Model B Televisor was constructed in London at the Baird premises at 133 Long Acre. A very small number were made originally, 'perhaps only a dozen', according to the memoirs of TH Bridgewater, an engineer who worked for the Baird Company at this time. Nonetheless, they represent the first mass-produced television sets.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
1994-5000
Materials:
electronic components, glass, metal (unknown), textile and wood (unidentified)
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford