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Ernest Frederik Werner Alexanderson - Bibliographie

Biographies -  Ouvrages historiques analysant le rôle d'Alexanderson dans l'histoire de la télévision et autres sources contemporaines


ABRAMSON, A., The History of Television, 1880 to 1941, McFarland, 1987

ABRAMSON, A., Zworykin, Pioneer of Television, University of Illinois Press, 1995.

BLACKWELDER, J.K., Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady, Texas A&M University Press, 2014.


BRITTAIN, J.E., Alexanderson: pionner in American Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

"Ernst F.W. Alexanderson", Engineering and Technology Wiki

JOHANSSON, J., "The early days of radio in Sweden, Ernst F.W. Alexanderson and Grimeton radio station SAQ, UNESCO World Heritage", 2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 8-12 April 2013

LEDOS, J.J., Article "Alexanderson, Ernst F.W. (1875-1978)" in Dictionnaire historique de la télévision, L'Harmattan, Paris, 2013.

"Men who have made radio - E.W.F. Alexanderson", Radio Craft, September 1930, pp.151, 180

NILSSON, B.V., Ernst Fredrik Werner Alexanderson, Telemuseum, Nyskick, 2002.

O'BOYLE, T.F., At Any Cost: Jack Welch, General Electric, and the Pursuit of Profit, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011

STERLING, C.H., "Alexanderson E.F.W. (1875-1978)", in The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio, Routledge, 2011.


Brevets relatifs à la téléphotographie et à la télévision

Method and apparatus for picture transmission by wire or radio, US01787851, Filed Oct, 20, 1923, Patented January 6, 1931.

Transmission of pictures, US1830586A, Filed August 9, 1926, Patented Nov. 3, 1931

Transmission of pictures, US1752876A, Filed August 9, 1926, Patented April 1, 1930.

Electrical transmission of pictures, US1694301A, Filed Oct. 19, 1926, Publication, Dec. 4, 1928.


Transmission of pictures, US1792264A,  Filed March 26, 1928, Publication February 10, 1931.

Transmission of pictures, US1783031A, Filed July 24,. 1928, Publication Nov. 25, 1930.

Picture transmission apparatus, US1866338A, Filed April 23, 1930, Publication July, 5, 1932

Picture transmission, US1857130A, Filed June 5, 1930, Publication, May 10, 1932

Television receiver, US1889587A,  Filed Sept. 19, 193, Patented Nov. 29, 1932

Television apparatus US1935427A,  Filed Oct. 16, 1931, Patented Nov. 14, 1933

Colored television apparatus, US1988931A, Filed May 2, 1933n Patented Jan. 22, 1935

Television system and method of operation, US2333969A,  Filed May 27, 1941 , Publication November 9, 1943

Receiver for color television, US2701821A,  Filed Feb. 14, 1952,  Feb. 8, 1955

Articles dans les publications spécialisées


E.F.W. ALEXANDERSON, Conference in Saint-Louis Section of American Institute for Electrical Engineers, 15 December 1926Larges extraits cité in HORTON SHELDON H., and GRISEWOOD, E.N., Television: Present Methods of Picture Transmission, Van Nostrand Co., New York, 1929
"Dr Alexanderson explains his television projector", Electrical World, 88, December, 18, 1926,p.1283
ALEXANDERSON, E.F.W., "Radio Photography and Television"General Electric Review, 30, n°2, February 1927 (reprint in Radio News, 8, February 1927, pp.944-945, 1030)
"A blackboard" demonstration that may some day be visible in the classrooms of all the world", Popular Radio, 11, February 1927, p.126.
DUNLAP, O.E., Jr., "Radio's silver screen", Scientific American, 136, February 1927, pp.106-107.
FREE, E.E.,, "The possibilities of television", Popular Radio, 11, March 1927, pp.267-268.
FELIX, E.H., "Television: Europe or America first?", Radio Broadcast, 10 (March 1927, pp.459-462.
DINSDALE, A., "An Account of Dr. E.F.W. Alexanderson's Experiments", Wireless World, April 20, 1927.
ALEXANDERSON, E.F.W., "Television", Electrical World, 89, April 23, 1927, p.878.
BAILEY, F.G., "The new Alexanderson television scheme", Popular Wireless, May 2, 1927, p.514.
BRITTAIN, W.J., "Television in America", Discovery, 9, February 2 1928, pp.43-44.
PECK, A.P., "Television enters the home", Scientific American, 138, March 1928, pp.246-247.
DANTIN, C., "La téléphotographie et la télévision", Le Génie Civil, 31 mars 1928, pp.301-306.
"Television for th Home", Popular Mechanics, 49, April 1928, pp.529-531
ROWE, G.C.B., "Television Come to the Home", Radio News, n.9, April 1928, pp.1098-1100, 1156.
"Home Radio Photography", Radio News, n.9, April 1928pp.1101-1103.
"Dr. Alexanderson to demonstrate new television equipemnt", Radio Engineering, 8, September 1928, p.27.
HERTZBERG, R., "Television makes the radio drama possible", Radio News, December 1928, pp.524, 587, 588.
HORTON SHELDON H., and GRISEWOOD, E.N., Television: Present Methods of Picture Transmission, Van Nostrand Co., New York, 1929
"Television on the Theatre Screen", Projection Engineering, July 1930, pp. 23-24
"The first Television Show", Popular Mechanics Magazine, vol.54, n.2, August 1930, pp.177-179.
MARTIN R.E., "Mystery Cell Aids Television", Popular Science Monthly, vol.117, n 3, August 1930, pp.15-17, 119
"Television in Theatre Takes its Bow", Radio Craft, August 1930, pp.84-85.
NEUBURGER, A., "Fernsehen in Lebensfrösse auf der Leinwand", Fernsehen, 1, October 1930, pp.460-463.
COCKADAY, L.M., "Future trends in radio - an authoritative forecast", Radio News, 13, July 1931, pp.12-18, 74.
"Television on a beam of light", Citizen Radio Call Book, 13, March 1932, p. 40.
"Coming developments forecast a brilliant radio future", Radio News, 13, June 1932, pp.987-993, 1046, 1047.
ASHBURY, H., "Inventor for Victory", Popular Science, July 1942, pp.89-92, 204, 206.


Articles dans la presse généraliste

"Boys up in Attic Seek New Radio Wonders"Chicago Tribune, 7 November 1926

'Radio Fans May Get Pictorial Action of World Series Games as Well as Verbal Description' The Saint Louis Star and Times (Saint Louis, Missouri), 14 December 1926
"Predicts vision across the ocean", New York Times, December 16, 1926.
"Science Advances Radio Photos to Verge of Television" The Pittsburgh Press, December 16, 1926
"Radio Apparatus Enables Man to See Over the Ocean" The Journal Times (Racine, Wisconsin), 16 December 1926
"Radio Movies now Being Developed"The Daily Times (Davenport, Iowa, 16 December 1926)
"Movies by the Radio May Be Next Wonder", The Daily Free Press (Carbondale, Illinois), 16 December 1926
"Cluster of seven lights basis of new television", New York Times, VIII, December 19, 1926: 15:2-4; 20:2, 3
"Sixteen Pictures A Second !", The Cincinnati Enquirer, 26 December 1926
"Radio movies in home forecast by expert to engineers here", New York Times, 1 and 17, January 11, 1927 ; 1, and 2,3.
"Tells how science proved television", New York Times, April 16 1927.
"Radio television to home receivers is shown in tests", New York Times, January 14, 1928 : 6; 2-5/
"We catch a glimpse of tomorrow", New York Times, 20, January 1928 16:4
"Device for seeing by radio is easily attached to sets", New York Times, 14, January 22, 1928; 1,2
"Radio vision takes another step toward the home", New York Times IX 14, January 22 1928.
"Radio vision? Leaders tell when to expect it. Television is evolving at slow but sure pace", New York Times, X 15, April 22, 1928.
"Television devices to be shown here", New York Times, 22, September 6, 1928, 2.
"Exhibit Drama by Television" The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana), 12 September 1928
"Drama is radioed through Television", Washington Post, Septemner, 21, 1928.
"Forging an electric eye to scan the world", New York Times, November 18, 1928, pp.1-8.
"Dr. E.F.W. Alexanderson's Televisor at Schenectaly", New York Times, IX, 15, March, 2 1930, 1,2.
DUNLAP, O.E., Jr., "Television images perform in theatre. General Electric experts give world premiere on life-size screen at Schenectady", New York Times, 1, May 23, 1930, 5; 2-4. Extrait cité in SHIERS, G. Early Television, A Bibliographical Guide to 1940, 1997.
"First motion picture of television made by Dr. E.F.W. Alexanderson in his laboratory at Schenectady", New York Times, VIII, 16, February 15, 1931, 6.
"Light beam casts television images", New York Times, 26, December, 23 1931.
"London see big images. Large-screen projection in London by unnamed company and by Alexanderson of GE in Schenectady", New York Times, January 24 1937, X? 10:8.
Cette bibliographie est largement redevable à SHIERS, G. Early Television, A Bibliographical Guide to 1940, 1997 et à
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