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  • ID: I14856
  • Name: Alan Archibald Campbell SWINTON
  • Given Name: Alan Archibald Campbell
  • Surname: Swinton
  • Suffix: FRS, electrical engineer
  • Title: FRS, electrical engineer
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1863 in Edinburgh,Scotland
  • Death: 1930
  • Note:
    Electrical engineer and inventor, born in Edinburgh. He linked two houses by telephone at 15, only two years after its invention by Alexander Graham Bell.

    In 1882 he began an engineering apprenticeship in the Newcastle works of William George Armstrong, for whom he devised a new method of insulating electric cables on board ship by sheathing them in lead.

    A consulting engineer in London, he was one of the first to explore the medical applications of radiography (1896), and in a letter to Nature in 1908 he outlined the principles of an electronic system of television.


    A. A. CAMPBELL SWINTON AND ELECTRONIC PHOTOGRAPHY - 1908. The first proposal for a workable system of electronic photography was put forward in 1908 by Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton, and published in the journal Nature - an idea for a device using an electric pickup tube for recording images. The camera was completely electronic, producing images without any mechanical assistance apart from focusing. The system enabled images to be sent from point-to-point by cable, or through the ether using invisible waves. The process produced twenty-five electronic images every second and was true multi-media, being accompanied by synchronized sound. Swinton's idea took twenty-four years to become a reality as the world's first system of electronic photography: television.

    1881 Dwelling: Glencorse House
    Census Place: Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Source: FHL Film 0223989 GRO Ref Volume 685-1 EnumDist 8 Page 25
    Marr Age Sex Birthplace
    Charles Clement COTTERILL M 28 M England
    Rel: Head
    Occ: Scholarl Master M. A. Cambridge
    Beatrice Maud COTTERILL M 23 F England
    Rel: Wife
    Elizabeth GUNN U 40 F Nearwick, Caithness, Scotland
    Rel: Serv
    Occ: Matron Domestic Serv
    John CROFTS U 21 M England
    Rel: Serv
    Occ: Houseman
    Walter BROWN U 18 M England
    Rel: Serv
    Occ: House Boy
    Ernest John WEST 13 M England
    Rel: Serv
    Occ: House Boy
    Eliza WATKINS U 25 F England
    Rel: Serv
    Occ: Cook Domestic Serv
    Euphemia Forsyth PETRIE U 22 F Elgin, Elgin, Scotland
    Rel: Serv
    Occ: Housemaid Domestic Serv
    Elizabeth MUNZIE 21 F Strontian, Inverness, Scotland
    Rel: Serv
    Occ: Matrons Maid Domestic Serv
    Jane WILLIAMSON 17 F Sanquhar, Dumfries, Scotland
    Rel: Serv
    Occ: Matrons Maid Domestic Serv
    Andrew Cassels KAY U 19 M British Subject, Egypt
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Lewis Gordon FISCHER 18 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Patrick Anderson WILLIAMSON 18 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Fred Ecford WILSON 17 M British Subject, Italy
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Francis William GENTSHEIM 18 M Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    James METHVEN 18 M Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Harry Jennings BRAMLEY 16 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Robert Dundas WHIGHAM 15 M Ayr, Ayr, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Thomas Wiseman MACNEE 17 M Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    John Hunter BLAIR 15 M Straiton, Ayr, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Alan Archibald Campbell SWINTON 17 M Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    William Doering TURNER 13 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Robert Osborne FAGAN 15 M Cupar, Fife, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    William Houldsworth MACLEOD 18 M Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Thomas GREIG 16 M Lochwinnock
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Frederick Norman HARDWICK 14 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Francis Norton FISCHER 13 M St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Reginald Wm. HOPE 16 M Australia
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Charles FINLAY 16 M Wishaw, Lanark, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Wm. Butterworth MEUTIER 16 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    James ACTLAN 15 M Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Alex Lawson WILLIAMSON 16 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Frederick Jerry ROWLATT 16 M British Subject, Egypt
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Arthur Badenoch NICOLSON 15 M Glenbervie, Kincardine, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Herbert Buchan BOYD 15 M St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Thomas Byrne SELLAR 16 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Ernest Cotton FISCHER 15 M St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Alexander Prinston EARLE 14 M Melrose, Roxburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Francis James WILLIAMSON 15 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Wm. Finlay METHUEN 16 M Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Jas. Strathearn STEEDMAN 15 M Selkirk, Selkirk, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Alexander Forbes DUGLAS 15 M Tarves, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    John METHRON 15 M St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Humphrey Ewing Crum EWING 15 M Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    John James NEILL 14 M Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    William Scott KERR 14 M Roxburgh, Roxburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    George Lockhart MC KELVIE 14 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Ian MC DAIRMID 15 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Henry Mc Kinnon MOU TIER 14 M Blairgowrie, Perth, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    William Gordon ALEXANDER 13 M Selkirk, Selkirk, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Jas St. Leger Maitland DOUGALL 14 M Tayport, Fife, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    James Peter CRERAR 14 M Novia Scotia
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Thomas Miller FERGUSON 14 M Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    John Robertson RAMSAY 15 M England
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    William SCOTT 18 M India
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Walter SCOTT 14 M St Boswells, Roxburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    George Herbert AITKEN 16 M Edin, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Robert Butler HAY 16 M Edin, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Charles Edward Demealy NORIE 14 M India
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Charles Thomas COX 15 M Lochee, Forfar, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Edward BLACK 15 M Canada
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Alexander Lockhart GALLESSNE 15 M Edin, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
    Wm. Gordon Woodrow SANDERS 15 M Edin, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Rel: Pupil
    Occ: Scholar
  • Change Date: 22 SEP 2009 at 21:22:56



    Father: Archibald Campbell SWINTON b: 1812/1813
    Mother: Georgina C.

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