Who else invented the telephone?

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June 04, 2010 2:02PM

Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell independently designed devices that could transmit speech electrically during the 1870's. Both inventors rushed with their designs to the patent office within hours of each other, but Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone first. They both entered a famous legal battle over the invention of the telephone, which Bell won as therefore known to this day as the inventor of the telephone.