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Charles Francis Jenkins (1867–1934)

Charles Francis Jenkins was born in 1867 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He died in 1934. See full bio »


(age 67)

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 1999 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary)
- Television: Window to the World (1999) ... Himself

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American motion picture pioneer, a former stenographer. Invented and patented the Phantascope in 1894, a projector using continuously moving film. His Phantascope Projector was later improved by his former classmate Thomas Armat, who, having bought Jenkins out, patented it as the Vitascope in 1896 and sold the marketing rights to Thomas Edison. Jenkins was later active in television, becoming the... See more »

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