During his lifetime he listed over one hundred and sixty nine United States and foreign patents.
Philo Farnsworth Fact Sheet: Who was Philo Farnsworth? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Philo Farnsworth.
Philo Farnsworth Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1906 - 1971 *** Full Name: Philo Taylor Farnsworth *** Occupation: American Inventor and Television Pioneer *** Date of Birth: Philo Farnsworth was born on August 19th 1906 *** Place of Birth: Philo Farnsworth was born near Beaver, Utah, USA *** Family background: His father was Lewis Edwin Farnsworth and his mother was Serena Amanda Bastian. His parents were both Mormon’s and he was the oldest of five children. They lived in a log cabin built by Philo’s father before the family moved to a farm owned by a family member near Rigby in Idaho *** Early life and childhood: He grew up on the family farm with his parents and siblings *** Education: Philo Farnsworth was educated locally at Rigby High School and later attended Brigham Young High School ***
Philo Farnsworth Fact 1:
Philo Farnsworth was born on August
19th 1906 and during the 20th
century period in history when there
were world changing events happening
including the First World War, the
Second World War, the Korean War,
the Vietnam War and the Cold War.
Philo Farnsworth Fact 3: As a
young student he was quick to learn
mechanical skills and electrical
Philo Farnsworth Fact 8: Some years later one of his drawing would later become used in an patent interference case between Farnsworth and Radio Corporation of America.
Philo Farnsworth Fact 9: The family moved to Provo in Utah in 1923 and Philo was able to attend Brigham Young High School.
Philo Farnsworth Fact 10: Sadly the following year in January of 1924 his father died of pneumonia and as the eldest son it fell to Philo to look after his family but still managed to remain in school and he graduated in July of 1924.
Philo Farnsworth Fact 11: He
was fortunately still to be able to
attend Brigham Young University.
Philo Farnsworth Fact 15: He married Pem and they moved to California where he continued his work on his electronic television.
Philo Farnsworth Fact 16: By 1927 he had demonstrated an image dissector camera tube which transmitted the first image. The next step was to demonstrate his system to the press followed by the public in August of 1934 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Philo Farnsworth Fact 17: In
1931 RCA offered to buy his patents
on condition that he become an
employee of theirs and Farnsworth
refused. RCA would later bring
claims against Farnsworth without
the presence of any evidence.
Philo Farnsworth Fact 21:
Philo Farnsworth died of pneumonia
on March 11th 1971 aged sixty four.
His body was laid to rest in Salt
Lake City, Utah.
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