Did you know?

As a schoolboy, John Logie Baird built a glider with a friend. They launched it from the roof of his home with Baird as the passenger.

John Logie Baird (1888-1946)

Useful links

These websites have information or images we think you might find useful:

  • Baird Television:
    Website by John Logie Baird's son Malcolm and grandson Iain. Covers Baird's life and work, and the development of the television industry to the present day.
  • Wikipedia – John Logie Baird:
    Biography with links for further reading.
  • BBC History:
    Historic figures – John Logie Baird.
  • How stuff works:
    Everything you ever wanted to know about how the television works.
  • About.com: Inventors:
    Brief biography of Baird and the history of the television. With photographs, useful links and related articles.
  • Terra Media:
    Full instructions on how to build your own Baird Televisor and how to operate a television link between two rooms.
  • Television History – the first 75 years:
    Television and its development, pre-1935 to 2000.

Links to catalogue entries

Portrait of John Logie Baird