History of Television Television has been around for 75 years; however the concepts of television, in the form of electromechanical television, [I] was created by Willoughby Smith in 1873 when he discovered the photoconductivity of the element selenium and then further experiments through Paul Gottlieb Nipkow and his invention of the scanning disk in 1884. John Logie Baird demonstrated televised moving images in 1926 and in 1927 Philo Farnsworth created the image dissector . Paul Nipkow was 20 years old when he patented the first electromechanical television system in 1884, however he never build a working model. Discovery and invention were the hallmarks of the early 20 th century with the dawn of the Industrial Age and in 1907 Lee DeForest and Arthur Korn developed the amplification tube into a practical use technology. Various forms and models were introduced as certain technologies made it possible and by 1923, Vladimir Zworykin , while working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation had produced what was called an electronic camera tube. During a patent controversy
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