The History of TV (Part 1, 1860s – 1900s)

The history of the television comprises the work of numerous engineers and inventors in several countries over many decades. Similarly, its invention was the work of many people that came together in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Below are some of these people and the breakthroughs they made.

Pantelegraph Caselli - First Still Image Transferred, 1862 .

Pantelegraph Caselli – First Still Image Transferred, 1862.

Selenium camera, 1875.

Selenium camera, 1875.

Selenium_camera by George R.Carey, 1876.

Selenium camera by George R. Carey, 1876.

Photophone transmission of sound via light, 1880.

Photophone transmission of sound via light, 1880.

Nipkow electric telescope, a scanning disk, 1884.

Nipkow electric telescope, a scanning disk, 1884.

Hertz first oscillator, 1887-1889.

Hertz first oscillator, 1887-1889.

A man watching a moving picture through the Edison kinetoscope, 1890s.

A man watching a moving picture through the Edison kinetoscope, 1890s.

Phantascope, one of the first practical motion picture projection machines Charles Francis, 1894.

Phantascope, one of the first practical motion picture projection machines, 1894.

Lumière cinematograph capable of projecting moving pictures, 1895-1896.

Lumière cinematograph, capable of projecting moving pictures, 1895-1896.

Guglielmo Marconi - wireless signal, 1901.

Guglielmo Marconi – wireless signal, 1901.