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Historical newspaper stories about John Logie Baird – born in Helensburgh on 13 August 1888

To celebrate the birthday of John Logie Baird, ‘the father of television’ who was born in Helensburgh, Scotland, on 13 August 1888, we’ve posted a couple of newspaper clippings from the Archive about the famous inventor and engineer.

Without his wonderful invention, we would have missed seeing the ‘newspaper taxis’ and newsprint buildings in last night’s closing ceremony of the Olympics.

As mentioned in the second clipping, Baird also invented the noctovisor, which is a device that enables people to see in the dark.

newspaper advert for john logie baird television

Derby Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 24 August 1949

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000521/19490824/101/0005

newspaper advert for john logie baird television

Western Daily Press – Saturday 15 June 1946

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19460615/062/0006

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