Farnsworth's Green Street Lab

Farnsworth's Green Street Lab (HMDRU)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94111 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 48.019', W 122° 24.186'

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In a simple laboratory on this site, 202 Green Street, Philo Taylor Farnsworth, U.S. pioneer in electronics,invented and patented the first operational all-electronic "television system" on September 7, 1927. The 21 year-old inventor and several dedicated assistants successfully transmitted the first all-electronic television image, the major breakthrough that brought the practical form of this invention to mankind. Further patents formulated here covered the basic concepts essential to modern television. The genius of Green Street, as he was known, died in 1971.

California Historical Landmark No. 941.
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks
and Recreation in cooperation with the Philo T.
Farnsworth Foundation, Inc. September 15, 1981
Marker Number941
Year Placed1981
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Philo T. Farnsworth Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 552548 N 4183827
Decimal Degrees37.80031667, -122.40310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.019', W 122° 24.186'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 1.14" N, 122° 24' 11.16" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 858, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 Green St, San Francisco CA 94111, US
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