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A Lifetime of Struggle

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines C. Francis Jenkins' dispute with Thomas J. Armat over the Phantoscope patent that began in 1895. Armat partnered with Jenkins for a short period of time and then moved on to ... More


Jenkins’ Motion Pictures

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines C. Francis Jenkins' photographic inventions that he used to demonstrate motion pictures in a variety of applications. Despite losing in the early battle with Thomas J. Armat, ... More


The Jenkins Television Corporation

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the Jenkins Television Corporation, founded by C. Francis Jenkins on November 16, 1928, under the laws of the State of Delaware. Jenkins Television combined Jenkins' ... More


Jenkins’ Heritage and Youth

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a background on C. Francis Jenkins' heritage and youth. Jenkins' life spanned six decades of American history that witnessed the birth of photography, radio, television, the ... More


RadioVision: The Genesis and Promotion

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the history of RadioVision, conceived by C. Francis Jenkins as an instrument of industry and government communication through the wireless transmission of photographs and text ... More


Television: Seeing by Electricity

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on C. Francis Jenkins' television inventions, including the electronic television. Historians consider Jenkins as the American inventor of mechanical television and often portray ... More


Visionary Entrepreneur

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on C. Francis Jenkins' inventions that he sold through several business startups. Until the late 1920s, Jenkins had no significant outside corporate sponsors. To support himself, ... More


The Eyes of Radio

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on C. Francis Jenkins' pioneering work in radio. In 1925, Jenkins began his first experimental television station in Washington, D.C. Called 3XK (later W3XK-TV), it was among the ... More


Radio Pictures: Going Operational

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on C. Francis Jenkins' demonstrations of RadioVision and his radio-pictures technology. The earliest “official demonstration,” as Jenkins called it, of radio transmission of ... More


American Visionary

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses C. Francis Jenkins' life and work, calling him a visionary for his breakthrough inventions in film and television. In a world of dramatic change in motion pictures and ... More


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