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 Charles Francis Jenkins

Charles Francis Jenkins

Birth
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 6 Jun 1934 (aged 66)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Section 10, Loc 31
Memorial ID 1652 · View Source
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Inventor, Television Pioneer. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he as a stenographer for the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. when he succeeded in developing a machine that could project small moving pictures on a wall or screen in 1892. He developed the phantascope, entered into an agreement with the Columbia Phonograph Company to manufacture it and was the first president of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers in 1916. On July 2, 1928, Jenkins formed the first television station in the United States and began broadcasting this same day. That same year he formed the Jenkins Television Corporation in New Jersey to manufacture a Radiovisorsto to market and form television stations across the United States. In 1932, De Forest Radio purchased the Jenkins Television Corporation and he continued to seek ways to improve the Radiovisor until his death. Over the course of his life he received more than four hundred patents, many of these patents were in the fields of motion pictures and television.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1652
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Francis Jenkins (22 Aug 1867–6 Jun 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1652, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .