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An opportunity has arisen to save two extremely rare and historic John Logie Baird items for the town of Helensburgh. The world's first ever television sales catalogue produced by JLB in1928, and a 1936 T5 Cathode.
The items have been offered on an exclusive basis, provided £2250 can be raised within 60 days. These are museum class pieces and it would be a fantastic achievement to save and procure them for the birthplace of the man hailed as the 'Father of Television'.
The Scottish charity, Helensburgh Heroes, is currently working on a project to convert a Victorian warehouse into a Digital Media & Entertainment Academy in Helensburgh - The Heroes Centre.
The Centre will provide a fully functioning digital education facility, designed to develop content creators and ‘new media skills’ required for online broadcast and video.
The theme for the Centre will be 'Inspiration' and at its heart will be a 4-storey 'Wall of Fame' showcasing, through the use of storyboards and memorabilia, the talents and achievements of some of Scotland's finest sons and daughters.
The two items to be acquired will feature prominently in the The Heroes Centre.
The world's first ever television sales catalogue produced by Baird in 1928 is complete with its original Order Form. It illustrates the Baird models A, B and C with descriptions and prices, plus a picture of the internal works of the model B. Only one other extant copy is known to exist and is owned by the MZTV Museum in Toronto, but that copy is missing its Order Form.
This is probably the only copy of its type anywhere in the WORLD!
The 1936 T5 CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) is one of only ten known to exist worldwide.
Both items are exceptional and deserve to be displayed within Helensburgh. Please please support us and ensure that we keep these historic items within Scotland!
Any additional funds that may be raised by this project for these two items will be used towards the purchase of a 1949 Baird Countryman television set.Visit project website
Promised of our £2,250 target
Full online recognition of your support via Social Media (twitter, facebook etc) and the Heroes Centre web site.50 rewards, 48 remaining
Online Recognition as a supporter of the project on the soon to be launched Heroes Centre Website.20 rewards, 19 remaining
Online recognition as a supporter/sponsor of project. Certificate of support and a personalised brick (name/company name) in the online Wall of Fame on the soon to be launched Heroes Centre website.47 rewards, 6 remaining
Select a Helensburgh Heroes Hall of Fame inductee and sponsor their online entry/biography. Inductees include Deborah Kerr, Jack Buchanan, AJ Cronin, Walter Smith, Neil Munro, Sir James Guthrie and many more.9 rewards, 0 remaining
Name/Corporate Logo prominently displayed as sole sponsor of John Logie Baird's biography page on the Heroes Centre web site.1 rewards, 0 remaining
Name/Corporate Logo prominently associated with item when displayed in Helensburgh. Full recognition of sponsorship in all press, broadcast, media and online publicity.1 rewards, 1 remaining
Name/Corporate Logo prominently associated with the item when displayed in Helensburgh. Full recognition of sponsorship in all press, broadcast, media, online publicity.1 rewards, 0 remaining