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The San Francisco Tesla SocietyPresents a free presentation about
Philo T. Farnsworth
The Development of Electronic Television
and the Development of Electronic Fusion
Sunday, September 8, 2002 1:00 p.m.
at 3220 Sacramento Street (near Lyon)
San Francisco, California
Philo T. Farnworth and his Fusor
Our program will begin with a showing of the PBS American Experience video, Big Dream - Small Screen, The Story of the Invention of Television. This will be followed by a live phone interview with Paul Schatzkin focusing on Farnsworths development of the "Fusor" electronic fusion device. Paul Schatzkin is the author of the Farnsworth Chronicles, and the soon to be published book, The Boy Who Invented Television . Additional speaker(s) close to Farnsworth and his work are to be announced.
Philo T. Farnsworth designed the first all electronic system for television broadcasting at the age of 14. He built and demonstrated the first working system in 1927 at the age of 20, and eventually won a ferocious TV patent battle with David Sarnoff and RCA in the 1930s. In the 1950s and 1960s he went on to invent and refine the "fuser", a radical new alternative energy device which has been neglected by industry despite its great promise.
An early Farnsworth TV
September 7, 2002 marks the 75th anniversary of the first electronic television transmission. It was made by Philo T. Farnsworth from his lab at 202 Green Street in San Francisco. Mayor Willie Brown has officially declared September 7 as Philo Taylor Farnsworth Day. All are invited to attend a special ceremony on September 7 at the site of the Green Street lab at 10 a.m. Pacific time.
View the photo album of the September 7 ceremony, or watch the video , or right click
here to download it.
Listen to, or right click here to download Paul Schatzkin's phone interview about Philo Farnsworth and his Fusor, recorded at the San Francisco Tesla Society on September 8, 2002.
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For more information about Philo T. Farnsworth, please see: philo75.com , philotfarnsworth.com , farnovision.com , and fusor.net. For more information about the San Francisco Tesla Society, call (415) 931-2593, or visit us online at http://www.sftesla.org .
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