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baird_tv_1937A 1937 television set made by Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird’s Baird Television Company went under the hammer at Bonhams auction house in Knightsbridge, London, on September 30 2009.

It was one of 24 old TV sets in the Michael Bennett-Levy QC Early Technology Sale.

annie-bairdTV INVENTOR John Logie Baird was not the only entrepreneur in his Helensburgh family, it has emerged.

This followed the discovery of an advertisement for Old Gareloch polish in the back premises of T.G.Allan’s shop on the seafront, along with some old rusty tins of polish which were thrown out.

baird-televisor-wireless-wONE of the earliest receivers for Helensburgh inventor John Logie Baird's Television Company sold at Bonhams in Knightsbridge, London, on Tuesday November 18 2008 for £12,000 … four times more than its pre-sale estimate.

The rare wireless, which was able to receive some of the world's first television programmes, was bought by the National Museum of Scotland.

baird-colour-tv-wBy Professor Malcolm Baird, son of John Logie Baird and president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust 

SOME 80 years ago, on July 3 1928, Helensburgh’s John Logie Baird achieved colour television for the first time.

The camera and receiver were modified versions of the mechanically scanned system first demonstrated by Baird in January 1926.

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THE snow lay deep and crisp and even in Helensburgh in February 2009 . . . but that did not prevent broadcaster John Beattie from exploring the footsteps of TV pioneer John Logie Baird.

His guide — recommended by an expert on Baird’s work, Dr Douglas Brown of Strathclyde University — was Stewart Noble (below right), chairman of Helensburgh Heritage Trust.

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