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Philo T. Farnsworth Fiasco


Old Time Radio (OTR) 0 Comments 11/19/2017 (This is a Level 0 News item)

Forgotten Relics of Inventor of Electronic TV

(Shown: Barry, AC9NK, at the Allen County/Fort Wayne Historical Society Museum Farnsworth exhibit in Fort Wayne, Indiana)

The brilliance of Philo T. Farnsworth and his contributions to us today, no longer are found in a museum bearing his name in Indiana. 

Farnsworth, like other brilliant men (ie Edwin H. Armstrong) was exploited and sued by RCA's David Sarnoff for patent infringments.  Had he not been hounded by the elitist, parasitic corporate psychopaths,he may have achieved even more.  Sarnoff has historically been revered as a "radio innovator" and a "visionary" - yet he introduced nothing but the heavy-handed commercialization of the radio art.  His fame was more the result of his genetic heritage than his actual contributions.  Sarnoff was not an inventor, an engineer, or scientist, but was hellbent on commoditizing and exploiting the work of other, more talented men.  Sarnoff was not a genius, but Farnsworth was, as well as Armstrong and DeForest.

The Allen County/Fort Wayne Historical Society Museum has very few examples of Farnsworth's work.  There is still one museum which likely has more than three or four examples of his inventions behind glass:

 


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