Asked in Inventions
Who invented the microphone first?
Emile Berliner and Thomas Edison invented the first carbon microphone within a month of one another in 1877. Patent rights were eventually assigned to Edison. For a more detailed history of the microphone you might wish to see the wikipedia article. ...
Asked in Inventions, Telephones, History
What invention was needed before the telephone was invented?
First there needed to be the microphone and a rudimentary loudspeaker.
Asked in Inventions, Technology Conferences
Where was the microphone invented?
Several early inventors built primitive microphones, called transmitters, prior to Alexander Bell, but the first commercially practical microphone was the carbon microphone conceived in October 1876 by Thomas Edison. Many early developments in microphone design took place at Bell Laboratories, including the first condenser microphone, described by Wente in 1914. Cheers ebs ...
What scientist invented the first wireless microphone?
Ummmmmmmm Not sure. I think it might have been a gye named david.
Asked in Thomas Edison
What year did Thomas Edison create the carbon microphone?
Thomas Edison invented the carbon microphone in 1877
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What are some of the things Robert Hooke invented?
Robert Hooke invented the cells and he also invented the microphone.
Asked in Word and Phrase Origins
What is the origin of the word microphone?
The word microphone made up from two Greek words, mikros "small" + phone "sound". Apparently the word first appeared in a dictionary in 1683 and referred to "an instrument by which small sounds are intensified". Obviously electrical microphones for radio transmission and sound recording had not yet been invented at that time, so a 'microphone' at that time meant a hearing device such as an ear trumpet or a megaphone, both of which were used to amplify sound. The electrical version, i.e. for the telephone,...