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Philo T. Farnsworth
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Philo T. Farnsworth (About)
World Science Database Profile
(Died: March 11, 1971)
Interests: Cold Fusion Age: 64

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.