Collection Details

Call Number: MS Gen 1774
Title: Baird/Clapp Archive
Date of Creation: Between 1913 and 1930
Place of Creation: England
Level of Description: Collection
Extent: 6 boxes, 0.9 metre(s)
Name of Creator:
Benjamin Clapp 1894-1990
Engineer. Worked with John Logie Baird as a technical assistant and was instrumental in Baird's pioneering development of television in the 1920s.
Content: Material relating to John Logie Baird's first transmission of trans-Atlantic television pictures, including shellac phonovision disk and logbooks of Benjamin Clapp, Baird's technical assistant.
Arrangement: Arranged in the order in which it was received.
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Access: Some material currently restricted for preservation reasons.
Language: English
Source of Acquisition: Received from private donor, October 2015.
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Conservation: Material has been rehoused, Nov 2015.
Bibliography: Donald F McLean, Restoring Baird's Image (London: Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2000). Special Collections shelf mark: Sp Coll RB 5099.
Cataloguing Rules: ISAD(G)
Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this collection:

subject: John Logie Baird 1888-1946
Inventor and television engineer. Born in Helensburgh, Scotland. Studied Engineering at the University of Glasgow, 1914-1915. Worked for the Clyde Valley Electrical …
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