The History of Television, Part 1

Who invented television?

This is one of those questions with no short answer – television’s invention was a protracted process of trial and error that spanned the globe as it spanned years. Over the course of several decades in the 19th and 20th centuries, scientists around the world were making breakthroughs in image transmission, and each contribution became a stepping stone toward the invention that changed the course of human culture forever. Here’s a timeline of television’s early development, including P.C. Richard & Son’s journey in joining the television revolution!

1885

German inventor Paul Gottleib Nipkow patents a mechanical device called the Nipkow disk. It was a flat circle that rapidly spun and scanned images into a receiver through a series of … Read more...