Philo T Farnsworth

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Philo T. Farnsworth
Philo T. Farnsworth
Born (1906-08-16)August 16, 1906
Died (1971-03-11)March 11, 1971
Residence Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Nationality USA
Known for Cold Fusion

Philo Taylor Farnsworth was an American inventor. He is best known for inventing the first completely electronic television. In particular, he was the first to make a working electronic image pickup device (video camera tube), and the first to demonstrate an all-electronic television system to the public. In his later life, Farnsworth also invented a small nuclear fusion device known as a fusor. - Wikipedia

Farnsworth anticipate cold fusion by several decades.


  • "Cold Cathode Electron Discharge Tube," USP #2,184,910 (1939).
    * Cupshaped electrodes provide a cold cathode discharge which has some similarity to the hollow cathode discharge.