Philo T. Farnsworth
Farnsworth in 1939
Philo Taylor Farnsworth
August 19, 1906
March 11, 1971(aged 64)
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Resting place||Provo City Cemetery,
|Employer||Philco, Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation, International Telephone and Telegraph|
|Known for||Inventor of the first fully electronic television; over 169 United States and foreign patents|
|Spouse(s)||Elma "Pem" Gardner (1926–71; his death)|
|Relatives||Agnes Ann Farnsworth (sister)|
He is one of several people who can claim to have invented television. He invented the picture tube and built the first all-electric TV set. He had built his first prototype in 1927, and presented it in 1928. For the next few years, Farnsworth fought a battle with RCA over his patents. By 1936, he was filming television programs. He did a lot of research in nuclear fusion. He also invented the modern method of air-traffic control.
A statue of Farnsworth represents Utah in the United States Capitol.
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Philo T. Farnsworth in the National Statuary Hall Collection, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
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