Science: Coaxial Cable

Television has had one of the oddest histories of any human enterprise. An established technological fact, mainly accomplished by U. S. research, it refuses in the U. S. to emerge from the laboratory. With either the Zworykin iconoscope (RCA-Victor) or the Farnsworth cold-cathode dissector tube "high-definition" images equal in clarity to home cinema and 6 by 8 inches in size can be transmitted. Blond, young Philo Taylor Farnsworth, who rose from obscurity with the help of San Francisco bankers, has leased his system to England and Germany where broadcasting is in...

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