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Old 09-20-2007, 05:58 PM   #3881
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You realize, of course, that you're driving me absolutely bonkers!
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:59 PM   #3882
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Does the disc have slits in it through which an image is viewed?
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You realize, of course, that you're driving me absolutely bonkers!
I really didn’t think it would last this long! I thought for sure a wild guess would kill this. But, you must admit, I’m not as bad as YT and certainly don’t deserve the “Pear of Anguish”!
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:00 PM   #3884
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The disc has holes in it. Holes spaced in a particular pattern.
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:01 PM   #3885
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YT is the undisputed master.
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:04 PM   #3886
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Does the viewer see a recognizable image, or just some sort of pattern of lights?
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It’s a recognizable image, although some say the quality was poor. But definitely recognizable.
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:10 PM   #3888
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An early form of television?
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YES! It’s a TV. Good job!

It’s the “Baird Televisor”. It was the first TV receiver sold to the public in England. They began selling these in 1930. And believe it or not, the housing on these things is cast iron! To receive audio, you had to have a separate short wave radio that you also tuned into the station that was broadcasting the picture.


Here is an advertisement for it.
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:16 PM   #3890
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I'm so glad the casing is "artistically lined."

Pic up in a minit

Found this on Google under "mechanical television"

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