Philo T. Farnsworth

Philo T. Farnsworth (HM96)

Location: Beaver, UT 84713 Beaver County
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N 38° 16.439', W 112° 38.398'

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth was born August 19, 1906 in a log cabin near Beaver, Utah. At an early age, he became familiar with the various components of the telephone and the gramaphone. By age 12, he had a thorough understanding of electronics. In 1922, at age 15, now living in Rigby, Idaho, he developed the concept of the electronic transmission of images, and drew mathmatical diagrams to show how this could be done.

In 1927, in San Francisco, California, after having invented and developed numerous vacuum tubes, such as the image dissector which the statue is holding, he was able to transmit and receive a recognizable image.

In 1934, after demonstrating that his ideas of electronic image transmission were the first to be written down, he was issued patents regarding television methods that are still used in every television receiving set, television camera, and trasmitter manufactured in the United States as well as abroad.

He was issued over 170 patents regarding electronic inventions, most of which were designed for television. In addition, he also developed the first electron microscope, baby incubator, and medical gastroscope. He pioneered electronic infrared surveillance scopes used in World War Two and ever since. He developed memory vacuum tubes for radar screens, air traffic control, and underwater sonar devices. At the time of his death, he had developed cold cathode-ray tubes that are used in the television and computer industries, and working in cold nuclear fusion.

Philo T. Farnswroth, "The Father of Television," died March 14, 1971, in Holliday, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.
HM NumberHM96
Year Placed1993
Placed ByBeaver City and Beaver Travel Council
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 5:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 356548 N 4237486
Decimal Degrees38.27398333, -112.63996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.439', W 112° 38.398'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 26.34" N, 112° 38' 23.88" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 56-98 E Center St, Beaver UT 84713, US
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