Mechanical Television: Incredibly simple, yet entirely bonkers

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  • Published on:  8/7/2017
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    John Logie Baird is often considered to be the inventor of television, but not of television as we know it. His mechanical television is a remarkable invention for its simplicity, but as you'll soon see, it would never have been all that practical.

    Link to the video on Analog TV:
    https://www.201tube.com/video/l4UgZBs7ZGo/video.html

    Links to various not-crap mechanical TVs:
    https://www.201tube.com/video/8GYGxEk0btA/video.html
    https://www.201tube.com/video/llP-uy2rzKE/video.html

    And a video of a much larger, color mechanical television using mirrors:
    https://www.201tube.com/video/lDzmPBzbgwE/video.html

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    Random apartment building:
    https://res.cloudinary.com/apartmentlist/image/upload/t_fullsize/a42f36754d6bb34c4518223446a2dc21.jpg

    Images of the Pantelgraph early facsimile system are used under Creative Commons attribution with the following copyright holder:
    CC BY-SA 4.0 | 2012 | Alessandro Nassiri | Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milano

    All other images are either free of copyright, or are in the public domain.
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