Author Topic: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"  (Read 30011 times)

Offline twocvbloke

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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #285 on: May 10, 2014, 09:32:14 PM »
("Insulation - Attic" in the GPO system!)

Probably more like "Insulation - Loft, No. 18", even though 1 to 17 doesn't exist...  ;D

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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #286 on: February 12, 2015, 09:27:38 AM »
....found this old illustration at bridgeman art.

 "soon one will see the person one is speaking to, from as far away as one can hear them on the telephone."

Idea for a video-phone using neon tubes to give the picture display. Illustration of a system proposed by Herbert Eugene Ives (1883-1952), American physicist and inventor, who worked at the Bell telephone laboratories on the transmission of mechanical video images. From Le Petit Inventeur. (Paris, c1927).
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