Philo T Farnsworth II was one of American’s greatest inventors.
He invented the worlds first television when he was 17 years old, beating out RCA, the worlds biggest radio corporation, something that no one ever thought possible. The story of Farnsworth is the story of the suppression of energy technologies in America. No conspiracy theory, just business as usual. This is an important thing to understand and thus the story of Farnsworth is important.
Wallstreet threatened to kill ITT’s stock should they continue to fund their golden boy Farnsworth. It worked and funding was cut and ITT’s CEO was replaced with one that turned ITT into a holding company for everything from fast food to rental cars rather than a technology company. The threat and all future threats from ITT were eliminated. Those that continue to use the phrase “conspiracy theory” should study corporate history and see that it is a daily occurrence.
Eric Dollard was adopted by the Farnsworth family after beating Philo III in a boasting match. He was given full access to Philo’s notebooks, which were later stolen. Eric learned alot about the Farnsworth family history and it’s tragic end. The entire family ended up destitute.
- Borderlands has an excellent write up of the History of The Farnsworth Fusor here.
- Here is another History of Farnsworth various Fusion experiments.
- There is now a tremendous number of Fusor replications on youtube.