Allen DuMont

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Allen DuMont

Name: Allen B. DuMont

Born: January 29, 1901, in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Death: November 14, 1965 (Age: 64)

Computer-related contributions

  • American scientist, businessman, and inventor best known for improvements to the cathode ray tube in 1931 for use in television receivers.
  • In 1938, he manufactured and sold the first commercially practical television set to the public.
  • His Model 180 television receiver was the first all-electronic television set ever sold.
  • In 1946, he founded the first television network to be licensed, the DuMont Television Network.

Significant publications

  • Westinghouse Award (1924).
  • Youngest American to obtain a first class commercial radio operator's license at age 14 (1915).