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Mechanical Television: Incredibly simple, yet entirely bonkers

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John Logie Baird is often considered to be the inventor of television, but not of television as we know it. His mechanical television is a remarkable invention for its simplicity, but as you'll soon see, it would never have been all that practical.

Link to the video on Analog TV:

Links to various not-crap mechanical TVs:

And a video of a much larger, color mechanical television using mirrors:

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Images of the Pantelgraph early facsimile system are used under Creative Commons attribution with the following copyright holder:
CC BY-SA 4.0 | 2012 | Alessandro Nassiri | Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milano

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