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* 1953 Manufacturer of TV sets <ref>Choosing your Television Set. Published by Freelance in 1953.</ref>
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'''Baird Television Development Company''', of Wembley.
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== Baird Television Development Company ==
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1927  The Baird Television Development Company was established to acquire the rights to [[John Logie Baird]]'s  television system from [[Television]] Ltd of Motorgraph House.  Had found a suitable factory at Long Acre, London<ref>The Times, 18 July 1927</ref>.
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1928 Baird made the first transatlantic television transmission, from London to Hartsdale, New York; the [[British Broadcasting Corporation|BBC]] decided that the system was not ready for experimental transmission from its transmitters.
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1928 Baird International Television Ltd was incorporated as a public company that would have a controlling interest in the Development Company<ref>The Times, 25 June 1928</ref> including a range of other inventions including ''Noctovision'' (infra-red vision), ''Phonovision'' on gramophone records, facsimile telegraphy.
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1929 The BBC agreed to start experimental broadcasts outside normal broadcast hours<ref>The Times, 28 March 1929</ref>.  The BBC transmitters were used to broadcast television programmes using the 30-line Baird system from 1929 to 1932.  [[Plessey Co]] manufactured the first production televisions for Baird.
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1930 The International Company would absorb the Development Company; a new name would be given to the company: '''Baird Television''' Ltd<ref>The Times 17 March 1930</ref>.
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From 1932 to 1935, the BBC also produced the programmes in their own studio at 16 Portland Place.
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1935 7th OGM held. '''Harry Greer''' was Chairman and [[John Logie Baird]] was MD<ref>The Times, Monday, Oct 19, 1936</ref>
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1936 the BBC began transmitting Baird 240-line transmissions alternated with the [[Marconi-EMI Television Co]]'s electronic scanning system which had recently been improved to 405 lines. The Baird system at the time involved an intermediate film process, where footage was shot on cine film which was rapidly developed and scanned.
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The company had access to Philo T. Farnsworth's electronic "Image Dissector" camera via a patent-sharing agreement. However, the Image Dissector camera was found to be lacking in light sensitivity, requiring excessive levels of illumination. Baird used the Farnsworth tubes instead to scan cine film, in which capacity they proved serviceable through prone to dropouts and other problems. Farnsworth himself came to London to Baird's Crystal Palace laboratories in 1936 but was unable to fully solve the problem; the fire that burned the Palace to the ground later that year further hampered the Baird company's ability to compete.
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1937 The BBC ceased broadcasting with the Baird system in February 1937
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1938 Cooperation with '''Gaumont-British''' to equip large theatres and cinemas<ref>The Times, 23 July 1938</ref>.
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1939 9th OGM. Announced that from June they will undertake all manufacturing themselves and cease working with [[Bush Radio]]. J. L. Baird was then President of the company. <ref>The Times, Monday, Apr 03, 1939</ref>
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1940 Acquired by [[Cinema-Television]] Ltd (part of '''Gaumont British'''<ref>The Times, 12 September 1946</ref>).
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== Scophony Ltd ==
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1948 [[Scophony]] Ltd acquired '''John Logie Baird''' Ltd and its associate company [[W. Andrew Bryce and Co]] of Lancelot Rd, Wembley; a new factory was opened at Wells and expansion of television production at the Wembley factory<ref>The Times, 30 November 1948</ref>.
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1949 [[Scophony]] Ltd became '''Scophony-Baird Ltd''', of Lancelot Road, Wembley, Middlesex.
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1949 [[W. Andrew Bryce and Co]] and '''John Logie Baird''' Ltd were voluntarily wound-up<ref>London Gazette, 22 November 1949</ref>.
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1952 In September, '''Scophony-Baird Ltd''' changed its name to [[Baird Television]] Ltd.
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1953 Manufacturer of TV sets <ref>Choosing your Television Set. Published by Freelance in 1953.</ref>
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1954 Acquired [[Hartley Electromotives]] Ltd; change of name to '''Hartley Baird'''<ref>The Times, 22 February 1954</ref> who were proprietors of '''Baird Television''' Ltd<ref>London Gazette 24 April 1956</ref>
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1954 Acquired [[Ambassador Radio and Television]] Ltd<ref>The Times, 24 December 1954</ref>.
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1957 Majority interest acquired by [[Camp Bird]]<ref>The Times, 4 March 1957</ref> <ref>The Times, 21 September 1957</ref>
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1959 Sold its interest in [[Ambassador Radio and Television]] and '''Telecast Rentals'''<ref>The Times, 25 May 1959</ref>.
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1960 [[Radio Rentals]] acquired the '''Baird Company'''. Radio Rentals changed the name of its manufacturing subsidiary in Bradford, [[Mains Radio Gramophone]], to '''Baird Television''', to emphasise its position in the manufacturing of televisions.<ref>The Times, 12 December 1960</ref>.
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September 1953.

Baird Television Development Company, of Wembley.

Baird Television Development Company

1927 The Baird Television Development Company was established to acquire the rights to John Logie Baird's television system from Television Ltd of Motorgraph House. Had found a suitable factory at Long Acre, London[1].

1928 Baird made the first transatlantic television transmission, from London to Hartsdale, New York; the BBC decided that the system was not ready for experimental transmission from its transmitters.

1928 Baird International Television Ltd was incorporated as a public company that would have a controlling interest in the Development Company[2] including a range of other inventions including Noctovision (infra-red vision), Phonovision on gramophone records, facsimile telegraphy.

1929 The BBC agreed to start experimental broadcasts outside normal broadcast hours[3]. The BBC transmitters were used to broadcast television programmes using the 30-line Baird system from 1929 to 1932. Plessey Co manufactured the first production televisions for Baird.

1930 The International Company would absorb the Development Company; a new name would be given to the company: Baird Television Ltd[4].

From 1932 to 1935, the BBC also produced the programmes in their own studio at 16 Portland Place.

1935 7th OGM held. Harry Greer was Chairman and John Logie Baird was MD[5]

1936 the BBC began transmitting Baird 240-line transmissions alternated with the Marconi-EMI Television Co's electronic scanning system which had recently been improved to 405 lines. The Baird system at the time involved an intermediate film process, where footage was shot on cine film which was rapidly developed and scanned.

The company had access to Philo T. Farnsworth's electronic "Image Dissector" camera via a patent-sharing agreement. However, the Image Dissector camera was found to be lacking in light sensitivity, requiring excessive levels of illumination. Baird used the Farnsworth tubes instead to scan cine film, in which capacity they proved serviceable through prone to dropouts and other problems. Farnsworth himself came to London to Baird's Crystal Palace laboratories in 1936 but was unable to fully solve the problem; the fire that burned the Palace to the ground later that year further hampered the Baird company's ability to compete.

1937 The BBC ceased broadcasting with the Baird system in February 1937

1938 Cooperation with Gaumont-British to equip large theatres and cinemas[6].

1939 9th OGM. Announced that from June they will undertake all manufacturing themselves and cease working with Bush Radio. J. L. Baird was then President of the company. [7]

1940 Acquired by Cinema-Television Ltd (part of Gaumont British[8]).

Scophony Ltd

August 1948

1948 Scophony Ltd acquired John Logie Baird Ltd and its associate company W. Andrew Bryce and Co of Lancelot Rd, Wembley; a new factory was opened at Wells and expansion of television production at the Wembley factory[9].

1949 Scophony Ltd became Scophony-Baird Ltd, of Lancelot Road, Wembley, Middlesex.

1949 W. Andrew Bryce and Co and John Logie Baird Ltd were voluntarily wound-up[10].

1952 In September, Scophony-Baird Ltd changed its name to Baird Television Ltd.

1953 Manufacturer of TV sets [11]

1954 Acquired Hartley Electromotives Ltd; change of name to Hartley Baird[12] who were proprietors of Baird Television Ltd[13]

1954 Acquired Ambassador Radio and Television Ltd[14].

1957 Majority interest acquired by Camp Bird[15] [16]

1959 Sold its interest in Ambassador Radio and Television and Telecast Rentals[17].

1960 Radio Rentals acquired the Baird Company. Radio Rentals changed the name of its manufacturing subsidiary in Bradford, Mains Radio Gramophone, to Baird Television, to emphasise its position in the manufacturing of televisions.[18].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 18 July 1927
  2. The Times, 25 June 1928
  3. The Times, 28 March 1929
  4. The Times 17 March 1930
  5. The Times, Monday, Oct 19, 1936
  6. The Times, 23 July 1938
  7. The Times, Monday, Apr 03, 1939
  8. The Times, 12 September 1946
  9. The Times, 30 November 1948
  10. London Gazette, 22 November 1949
  11. Choosing your Television Set. Published by Freelance in 1953.
  12. The Times, 22 February 1954
  13. London Gazette 24 April 1956
  14. The Times, 24 December 1954
  15. The Times, 4 March 1957
  16. The Times, 21 September 1957
  17. The Times, 25 May 1959
  18. The Times, 12 December 1960