The Scanning Principle in Television


IN his recent discourse at the Royal Institution1, Sir Richard Gregory refers to some of the earliest suggestions for systems of television. As perhaps being of some historical interest, I should like to note with regard to scanning—a fundamental principle—that Mr. Llewelyn B. Atkinson in a note, appended to a letter on ” Seeing to a Distance by Electricity” in the Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review (Dec. 13, 1889, p. 683), says:


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    NATURE, 137, 981 (1936).

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LUCAS, W. The Scanning Principle in Television. Nature 137, 1076 (1936).

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