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Inventing the telephone

Posted in Anniversary, Communications, Science on Friday, 23 July 2010

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picture, Alexander Graham Bell and his invention, the telephone

Alexander Graham Bell’s experiments culminated in the invention of the telephone

2 August marks the anniversary of the death of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, in 1922. Bell developed the first practical telephone for which he was issued a US patent in 1876.

By coincidence, it is also the anniversary of the birth of Elisha Gray, who developed a telephone prototype in 1876 and is considered by some to be the true inventor of the telephone.

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