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20c Philo T. Farnsworth. American Inventors Issue 1983
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20c Philo T. Farnsworth. American Inventors Issue 1983
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Stamp Title:
20c Philo T. Farnsworth. American Inventors Issue 1983
Issue Year:
1983  
Date of Issue:
21st September, 1983  
Size:
Face Value:
20c 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
2051  
Scott Catalogue No:
2058
Printer:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
Issue Copies:
48,263,750 
Designer(s):
Dennis Lyall
Theme(s):
Personality
Description:
20c Philo T. Farnsworth and television camera. American Inventors Issue 1983.

Born in Beaver, Utah, Philo T. Farnsworth (1906-1971) devised a method for creating electronic television. He created a television camera tube in 1927 called an image dissector. The image dissector produced an electronic signal that corresponded to the brightness of objects being televised. This little-known American inventor was one of the most important pioneers in television technology. In his later life, Farnsworth became involved in research on radar and nuclear energy.