Charles Francis Jenkins

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Birthday
22, 1867
Birthplace
Dayton, OH
Death Date
Jan 5, 1934 (66)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1867
Birthplace
Dayton, OH
Death Date
Jan 5, 1934 (66)

About

Prolific inventor and pioneer of early cinema who helped create the first television transmissions. He was also the founder and first president of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers.

Before Fame

An early interest in television and radio transmission led him to develop his own movie projector, the Phantoscope, one of the first of an eventual 400 patents he would record.

Trivia

In June 1923 he transmitted the first moving silhouettes, and by 1928 he had established a transmission station in Washington D.C. to beam out 'Radiomovies.'

Family Life

He was born in Dayton, Ohio.

Associated With

He and John Logie Baird developed the earliest mechanical television technology, which was soon overtaken by electronic version.

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