Ohio type 3956 motor and Jenkins drum scanner

Description (Brief):

Black drum (7.5" diameter x 3.25") on shaft of 1/8 horse-power Ohio type 3956 motor, serial number 106,141. The drum scanner includes a coronal discharge lamp in the hub; quartz rods extend from the lamp cathode glow targets to miniature holes in the drum's surface. The picture is developed by the rotation of the drum and the radio controlled light of the lamp. Reference: "Radiomovies, Radiovision, Television" by Jenkins, page 66. Recorded (1932) as "Television Receiver employing a quartz-rod drum scanner, with a neon lamp located at the inside ends of the quartz rods."

Date Made: ca 1930Associated Date: 1929

Maker: Jenkins, C. Francis

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: from C. Francis Jenkins

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.314256Catalog Number: 314256Accession Number: 117977

Object Name: television componentmechanican television componentmechanical television componentOther Terms: Television

Measurements: overall: 7 1/4 in x 16 in x 7 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 40.64 cm x 19.05 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-51f9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_712532

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