Philo T. Farnsworth

Bradley, Martha Sonntag. "Philo T. Farnsworth's Invention." Utah History to Go. Web. 07 Oct. 2010. http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/from_war_to_war/philotfarnsworthsinvention.html

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The site was an article that contained information on Philo. The information was primarily based on his inventions. The site was very reliable; containg good information.

"Philo T. Farnsworth: The Father of Television." Brigham Young High School, Provo, Utah - Official Website. Web. 07 Oct. 2010. http://www.byhigh.org/History/Farnsworth/PhiloT1924.html

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This link was very reliable and was a report by a student from a high school in Utah. The information recieved was,
Philio married and then moved to California to work in High-vacuum physics. He had not much experience, but was able to find a new way to seal a flat lens end on a dissector camera tube to create a very high vacuum. This new application of this technology led to his demonstration of the first television system in September 1927. Although others were working on the transmission of visual images, his design from high school allowed him to establish the claim, that he was the first to make of the basic technology of television.

"Television History - Invention of Television." The Great Idea Finder - Celebrating the Spirit of Innovation. Web. 07 Oct. 2010. http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/television.htm

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This was site was from a tv station they had information on Philio that is thought was legitimate.
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Young Philo T. Farnsworth
Young Philo T. Farnsworth
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His 1st invention that brought him into the spotlight through a science invention magazine was a thief-proof-lock, that he made at the age of 13.
At the age of 16 he drew up a plan that would turn electricity into pictures by controlling the speed and direction of fast-flying electrons. He called it the "image dissector".
Philio married and then moved to California to work in High-vacuum physics. He had not much experience, but was able to find a new way to seal a flat lens end on a dissector camera tube to create a very high vacuum. This new application of this technology led to his demonstration of the first television system in September 1927. Although others were working on the transmission of visual images, his design from high school allowed him to establish the claim, that he was the first to make of the basic technology of television.

Philio left a huge mark on the world by making a new basis of home entertainment, and a future of millions of couch potatoes.
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Philo T. Farnsworth was born on August 19, 1906, the first child of his dad’s second marriage. One of nine children, each member of the family was expected to do something for the Farnsworth farm. Due to the economy and market, Lewis and Serena Farnsworth moved their family to a new home to live. even though it was difficult to accept and adapt to the move, the family's Mormon strength. Philo’s grandfather, who he was named after, worked with Brigham Young and helped to build the first Mormon Temple in Nauvoo, Illinois. Hilo’s perseverance and strong work personality, two characteristics that would become easily, likely developed as a result of the hardships but the family can make it.

Philo's family background has to do a lot with agriculture. His unusual nature demanded immediate attention. A naturally smart child, Philo's parents encouraged his curiosity. At the age of three, Lewis took his son to a local railroad station so that he could see a train. The train track noises scared the boy as he had only ever traveled on horse. However, this fear left him as Philo saw the engine. The different parts fascinated the child who, on his way home, drew what he had seen in a detailed degree that was advanced for his age. Three years later, Philo showed his family that he intended to become an inventor similar to Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, two men that had became his idols. Philo said later that inventions like the telephone and gramophone "seemed like magic to me." In an age where these inventions on a daily basis and in countless ways, the possibilities present within the field greatly thrilled the boy! He has been called such a genius boy! When he discovered science at such a young age


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Philo T. Farnsworth had a good later life, after moving to Salt Lake City in 1926, he obtained a job installing and repairing radios. On May 27, 1926, Philo and Pem were married. Everything was great for him until he became very ill with Pneumonia. Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs which can be caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi infections. Some symptoms include coughing, fever and difficulty breathing. He died March, 11 1971 at the age of 64.

Later in his life, he was very angered but proud of his ivention. His attitude was tempered by the reality of commercial television programming. His son Kent was once asked about his father's attitude. Kent reported, "I suppose you could say that he felt he had created kind of a monster, a way for people to waste a lot of their lives. Throughout my childhood his reaction to television was, 'There's nothing on it worthwhile, and we're not going to watch it in this household, and I don't want it in your intellectual diet.' "

When Philo grew more and more ill he always loved to spend time with his kids. He had four kids and two of them are still alive today. I think their is a lot to be learn from Philo T. Farnsworth. Such as you may be very happy with somthing you do but what other people do with it you may not like.

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The site was an article that contained information on Philo. The information was primarily based on his inventions. The site was very reliable; containg good information.
"Philo T. Farnsworth: The Father of Television." Brigham Young High School, Provo, Utah - Official Website. Web. 07 Oct. 2010. http://www.byhigh.org/History/Farnsworth/PhiloT1924.html

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This website was a good source, it contained a lot a good information. This had a lot of good dates.

May, Dennis. "Philo T. Farnsworth Biography." Biography. Web. 15 Oct. 2010. <http://biography.yourdictionary.com/philo-t-farnsworth>. http://biography.yourdictionary.com/philo-t-farnsworth

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This link was very reliable and was a report by a student from a high school in Utah. The information recieved was,
Philio married and then moved to California to work in High-vacuum physics. He had not much experience, but was able to find a new way to seal a flat lens end on a dissector camera tube to create a very high vacuum. This new application of this technology led to his demonstration of the first television system in September 1927. Although others were working on the transmission of visual images, his design from high school allowed him to establish the claim, that he was the first to make of the basic technology of television.
"Television History - Invention of Television." The Great Idea Finder - Celebrating the Spirit of Innovation. Web. 07 Oct. 2010. http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/television.htm