Science: Radioptics

Selfridge's (London department store) last week formally opened a new department where Britishers might buy for $32, and as casually as they buy hardware, the wherewithal to put together a television receiving set. Shaggy-haired John L. Baird, inventor of the apparatus, was there; promised to broadcast television programs each night at midnight, and warned that the sets would receive only blurred silhouettes. Television amateurs were interested to hear that a monthly periodical would be issued within a few weeks to tell them how to manage their new sets.


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