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Was the telephone invented by accident?
Yes!Mr. Bell invented the telephone by accident when he was trying to invent a device that could send more than one telegram at the same time
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Alexander Graham Bell
On 10 March 1876, Scottish-born inventor, Alexander Graham Bell uttered the famous words into the telephone to his assistant in the next room: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want …to see you" .
Alexander Graham Bell conceived of (invented) the telephone at hissummer home in Brantford, Ontario in the summer of 1876, andthen later physically created his first telepho…ne in Boston,Massachusetts (where, he said, it was 'born'). Alexader did on march 10th 1876
According to the famous story, the first fully intelligible telephone call occurred on March 6, 1876, when Bell, in one room, called to his assistant in another room. "Com…e here, Watson, I want you." . This conversation occured at the Bell Residence in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. In what is now the Bell Museum which can be visited to this day. Watson heard the request through a receiver connected to the transmitter that Bell had designed, and what followed after that is a history of the founding of the Bell Telephone Company (later AT&T), which grew to be the largest telephone company in the world.
Alexander Graham Bell , a Scottish-born inventor,scientist, philanthropist and teacher of the deaf is the personmost widely credited as the inventor of the electric telephone…. OnMarch 7th 1876 he became the first to receive a patent for thisdevice, and at that time resided in Salem, Massachusetts. Alexander Graham Bell conceived of the telephone at his summer homein Brantford, Ontario and physically created his first phone inBoston, Massachusetts (where, he said, it was ' born '). Thiswas a result of his research into improving the telegraph system.Bell was experimenting into improving the telegraph system so thatmultiple messages could be sent at the same time (his theory of the 'harmonic telegraph' was based on the principle that severalmessages could be sent simultaneously along the same wire if thedifferent telegraph signals each had a different pitch). However atthe same time he began working on the novel idea that speech couldbe transmitted electronically, as he accidentally discovered thatthe sound of a spring being twanged could be heard over hisharmonic telegraph system. Almost a year later in March 1876 Belluttered the first famous words into the device to his assistant inthe next room: "Mr. Watson, come here -I want to see you" . A young black man, Lewis Lattimer, was employed as a draftsman bythe patent law firm that Alexander Graham Bell used, andcontributed to Bell's patent drawings. Lattimer become a successfulinventor in his own right. As with many other important technological devices, several peopleoften worked on and independently created the same, or similardevices in the same general time period -an example being themodern navigational quadrant or sextant. While Bell was the firstto receive a patent for the telephone, several otherspreceded his research and credit for inventing the electrictelephone remains in dispute. Despite the claims of those defending Alexander Graham Bell, itsbeen suggested that both Antonio Meucci and then Elisha Graysuccessfully invented telephones in the United States beforeAlexander Graham Bell did in 1876. Some of the others whoperformed pioneering experimental work with electrical voicetransmissions over wires included Thomas Edison, InnocenzoManzetti, Charles Bourseul and Johann Philipp Reis. Ironically in 2001 the United States Congress passed a 'resolution'stating that given all the facts of the patent disputes betweenGray and Bell, under no terms could Alexander Graham Bell have beenawarded the patent for the telephone by the United States Patentand Trademark Office in 1876. However that Congressional resolutionby itself served only as a declaration, and did not annul or modifythe patent Bell received in 1876. The 2001 resolution was alsosubsequently followed by another legislative declaration upholdingBell's priority and his status as inventor of the telephone. The person who first successfully 'patented' the telephonewas indisputably Alexander Graham Bell, however given what wecurrently know, earlier inventors of 'telephone-like' devices may have been Meucci or even others before him. Interestingly, the commercialization of Alexander Graham Bell'stelephone was actually performed by several independent businesseswhich eventually created the 'Bell System' (and laterAT&T), to which 'Alec', as he preferred to be called,participated very little in. Alexander Graham Bell, who went on tobecome an eminent scientist, inventor and humanitarian, consideredthe telephone to be an intrusion into his real work and refused tohave one in his study. Differing Opinions According to an article in the UK Guardian in 2002,Bell did NOT invent the telephone. The article claims thatItalian-American Antonio Meucci is the true father of moderncommunications. See the Related Link section below to read thecomplete article.
it was invented badly
At first no one really care but in the early 1900 it exploded and was as popular as facebook is now.
In Brantford, Ontario in Alexander Bell's summer home.
Alexander Graham Bell. :-) He invented the telephone trying to improve hearing conditions and limitations of Blind people such as his mother. Hope I helped! ~WonX~
yeah, if you hit it with a car.motorcycle, you know...
because he wanted to figure out a way to talk to someone in another room
The telephone was inspired by the desire to communicate over long distance. Previously the use of semaphore (signaling with visual means) or Morse code was used. This requir…ed both the sender and the receiver to know the code used for transmission. The telephone enable everybody to be able to communicate with the device. Provided that both were speaking the same language.
Alexander Graham Bell received the first patent for a telephone in 1876. He came up with the idea at his summer home in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, but built the first device …in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. There are several other competing claims for who should be given credit for inventing the telephone, including Antonio Meucci and Elisha Gray. The basic principle of the telephone is that the vibrations of sound waves hitting a conductor can cause the electricity passing through the conductor to fluctuate, and those electrical fluctuations can then cause a magnet to recreate the sound waves. If you speak at the first conductor (the microphone), and then pass the electrical fluctuations to a magnet (the speaker) at the other end of a wire, you have a telephone.
Alexander Graham Bell conceived of the telephone at his summer home in Brantford, Ontario and physically created his first phone in Boston, Massachusetts (where, he said, it w…as 'born'). This was a result of his research into improving the telegraph system. Bell was experimenting into improving the telegraph system so that multiple messages could be sent at the same time (his theory of the 'harmonic telegraph' was based on the principle that several messages could be sent simultaneously along the same wire if the different telegraph signals each had a different pitch). However at the same time he began working on the novel idea that speech could be transmitted electronically, as he accidentally discovered that the sound of a spring being twanged could be heard over his harmonic telegraph system. Almost a year later in March 1876 Bell uttered the first famous words into the device to his assistant in the next room: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you".
The telephone was first patented in 1870 by Alexander Graham Bell in 1870, even though he was not the only one to want to patent it, another person tried to but Alexander was …first in the process I'm sorry but I cannot remember the other person :(
In the 1870's the telegraph was in wide use and there were those who were interested in electrical voice transmission or "harmonic telegraph" (a telegraph that could transmit …musical tone). Alexander Graham Bell was experienced with sound and speech and also knew a lot about electricity. The fathers of a couple of Bell's deaf students agreed to fund Bell's research in return for a share in any inventions Bell might make. Bell realized that a continuous electrical current was required to electronically transmit the voice, rather than the intermittent current used by the telegraph. However, there were many who contributed to the development of the modern electric telephone. The concept of a telephone began with the acoustic string telephone (lover's telephone), such as the tin can telephone with two tin cans strung together with tight string or wire. Antonio Meucci invented an early voice communicating device around 1854, but was unable to patent his telettrofono due to lack of money. He installed a telephone-like device within his house in order to communicate with his wife who was ill at the time. Graham Bell They invented the telephone so that people could talk to each other directly. And information can travel faster than an envelope being ship from one ocean to another. The telephone makes everyday life a lot easier for the common people.