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Photo #191486

A toast rack next to this verbose sign which reads:

John Logie Baird
Among the building demolished to make way for the Howgate Centre was the former Falkirk public baths,
which had in turn replaced shops and houses in the Pleasance. One of these shops was owned by a radio engineer
named John Hart, a close collaborator of John Logie Baird, and much early work on the development of television
was done here. Baird was a regular visitor and arranged many demonstrations of his invetion in the Falkirk area.
In 1926 Baird presented the people of Falkirk with one of his transmitters in grattitude for the help he had received.
John Hart later moved his business to the east end of the High Street, opposite the Bandstand.
The Falkirk transmitter is the earliest surviving authenticated piece of Baird's equipment and is in the care of Falkirk Musuem

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