apparatus for telegraphic reception of photographs

After the French inventor Edouard Belin (Vesoul 1876 – Territet, Switzerland 1963).

In 1907 Belin developed a method of telegraphically transmitting photographs point by point and improved it to a radio telegraphic device with which he could send a photograph across the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in history on August 5, 1921.

Many modern, advanced photocommunication devices still operate on the same principle.