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THE MULLARD TELESCRIBE AND FILM FANNIE

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THE MULLARD TELESCRIBE AND FILM FANNIE

Hey, just look at this nifty invention from Mullard in 1951.  Using flying spot scanning, the time bases of two cathode ray tubes, one a transmitter and the other a receiver are synchronised.  In the transmitter, a raster is projected onto a glass overscreen.  In the absence of any writing on the overscreen, the light beam passes through the glass.  If however, a mark is made on the overscreen then some light is reflected then detected by a photocell.  The electrical currents produced in this way are amplified and used to modulate the beam in the receiving cathode ray tube...

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