Who Invented The Television?

By | December 10, 2018

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Inventor Philo T. Farnsworth displays his latest version of the television (Getty Images)

We know that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone and Guglielmo Marconi invented the radio, but do you know who invented the television? Most people don’t, yet the television is one of the most influential inventions ever created and has drastically changed our culture and way of life. Let’s learn about the teenage farm boy who, while living on his family farm with no electricity, invented the television. 

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His Name was Philo Farnsworth

Even though Philo Farnsworth didn’t have electricity in his house as he was growing up, it didn’t stop him from dreaming big. A tinkerer and inventor all his life, Farnsworth became enamored with electrical inventions. As a teenager still in high school, Farnsworth began toying with the idea of a way to record moving images, transform them into radio waves, and be able to recapture the images and view them again. What he envisioned was akin to the radio, but instead of just sound waves being sent through the air, it would be visual images.