Telewizja końca XIX wieku
The late 19th century television
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In the last decade of the 19th century, there were several people dealing with television in Poland, who were better known for their accomplishments in other fields. Jan Szczepanik’s work was already discussed in our earlier publication, and similarly the achievements of prof. Stefan Manczarski. However, a world-known physicist and later Professor – Mieczysław Wolfke – and film camera designer – Kazimierz Prószyński – are probably remembered only by a handful of people. Both inventors worked on mechanical monochromatic television, but each of them in a different way. Because of technology level of the time it was not possible, though, to go beyond the stage of prototypes and their practical usage – Wolfke’s telectroscope and Prószyński’s telephote. This article is the third one of the series presenting the early history of television technology in Poland.
Kazimierz Prószyński Mieczysław Wolfke Julian Ochorowicz Jan Szczepanik Polytechnic Society Albert Abramson wireless image transmission discharge lamp mechanical image analysis mechanical-optical image analysis selenium cell Geissler tube Nipkow disc telephote telephoto telephotoscope telectroscope mechanical television monochromatic television image transmission device
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