philo t farnsworth Essay

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Cannell, Jackson
Partridge 4th period Philo T. Farnsworth Philo Farnsworth was born in Beaver, Utah ( a couple miles from where I was born) on August 19th, 1906. He lived in a log cabin that his grandpa, a Mormon settler ,built . He was a talented scientist from a young age, and began inventing in grade school. In 1938, he made a prototype of the first electric television, and went on to do research in nuclear fusion. Despite his consistent success, Farnsworth was swarmed with lawsuits and died, in debt, in Salt Lake City on March 11, 1971 An amateur scientist while he was young, Farnsworth converted his family's home to electric power during his high school years, and won a national contest with his invention of a life-proof lock. In his High School in Rigby Idaho, Farnsworth made an idea for a vacuum tube that would change television. Although neither his teacher or his fellow students understood the details of his concept. Farnsworth continued his education at Brigham Young University, where he enrolled in 1922. He was forced to drop out after the death of his father two years later. Although this was a tragic loss, his plans and experiments continued. By 1926, he was able to raise the money to continue his scientific work and move to San Francisco with his new wife, Elma Gardner Farnsworth. The next year, he showed his all-electronic television prototype, the first of its kind, made because of a video camera tube, or "image dissector." This was the same thing that Farnsworth had planned in his chemistry class as a teenager. Farnsworth rejected the first offer he received from RCA (Radio Corporation of America) to buy the rights to his invention. Instead he accepted a job at Philco in Philadelphia, moving across the country with his wife and kids. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Farnsworth fought legal charges that his inventions were in violation of a patent filed by Vladimir Zworkyin. RCA, which owned the rights to Zworkyin's patents, supported these charges through many trials and appeals, with success. In 1933, the battled