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Early Broadcast Equipment

EMI Emitron

James McGee and WF Tedham, engineers at EMI, developed the first Emitron camera in about 1932. The Emitron is very similar to the RCA Iconoscope, and it is likely that McGee and Tedham used ideas developed by RCA and that there was some sort of agreement between RCA and EMI. The Emitron was used in broadcasts made from Alexandra Palace from 1936 to 1939.

1938 Brochure
1995 Article from 405 Alive
2013 Article from The Institution of Engineering and Technology

2011 Photograph