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Why did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone?

  • Mrs. Bell was deaf and Mr. Bell was always trying to help those who could not hear. The telephone was one of his attempts to create a device for the deaf, to assist their ability to hear.
  • Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone so that people can communicate with other people anywhere in world.
  • To facilitate verbal communication over long distances.
  • He invented the telephone because he is an inventor and he wanted to find a way how to communicate with other people apart from talking to them face-to-face.
  • Previous communication technology was limited to the telegraph. The telegraph was inefficient because it relied on Morse Code to relay messages. Only a few trained professionals were taught Morse Code, and not everybody could translate with it. Whereas a telephone would allow people to speak directly to one another without a step in-between. Bell sought to solve this problem.
  • There is a report that says that Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone to help his few family members as they suffered from hearing problems. But at the same time his father in law did not agree with it. He said it was a toy, that no child would be interested in.
  • He decided to invent it because he was inspired to create the telephone, although his version didn't work and someone else's did. Thing is is that he patented it first. But he didn't actually make a fully functional one.

Bell wanted a better method of communication to beat the telegraph that was the modern mode of talking great distances in the 19th century. He, and his assistant Thomas A. Watson, worked very hard to perfect a new method in sound waves that would becoming the centre force of communication of all time! In 1874 in Boston, they had done it and the telephone was born. However, due to high expense and favoritism of the telegraph it wasn't until the 1920s that it began to be in full use.
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Did Alexander Graham Bell invent the wheat husker?

Yes at the age of 14.

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What are Alexander Graham Bell's inventions?

He invented the telephone and he also invented a way to help deaf people hear.

Bells successes include:

  • the photophone (a device used for transmitting sound via light)
  • he improved the Edison phonograph to make it commercially viable
  • improved wing design for airplane flight
  • developed hydrofoil technology
  • improved breeding practices for sheep breeders
  • He designed an airplane called the Silver Dart
  • Telephone-1876
  • First crude metal detector- 1881
  • Audiometer (to detect minor hearing problems) a small device that can tell if there are problems with your hearing - the audiograph for detecting deafness
  • Metal jacket(to assist in breathing) the forerunner of the iron lung
  • Hydrofoils and Hydroplanes- 1908

Alexander Graham Bell, arguably, was the inventor of the telephone. Some people say Thomas Watson, Inocezzo Manzetti and other people should be given credit, too. The reason why it is hard to give full credit to one person is because many people kept building on the idea of a 'speaking telegraph' until Bell came up with the final product.

He also helped in the invention of the first crude metal detector, to try to detect the bullet the President of the United States was shot with, but unfortunately did not succeed with this. Although, this invention did help save hundreds of people's lives over the next 20 years.

Alexander Graham Bell is most famous today for having invented the telephone, but he was also responsible for early versions of the phonograph, the metal detector, the audiometer (a hearing detector), the hydrofoil boat, and even a selenium-based battery. He also came up with the basic principles of recording information to magnetic media, which decades later, would lead to the creation of the cassette recorder and the floppy computer disc.

You put two hydrofoils. He inproved it the second time, then he invented the hydroplane.

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What were Alexander graham bells political views?

i dont know little boy

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What was Alexander Graham Bell's favourite book?

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When did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone?

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876.

On March 10, 1876 he made the first phone call to his assistant, "Watson, come here. I want to see you."
He invented the telephone in 1876 at the age of 29.
It is generally accepted that Scottish-born inventor, Alexander Graham Bell, invented the first practical telephone on March 10, 1876, when, in Boston, USA, he spoke his famous words "Mr Watson, come here. I want to see you."

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The telephone was invented when Alexander was 29 years old, and that was July 26, 1876.

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He invented the telephone when he was 29 on March 10, 1876

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He invented the telephone when he was 29 on March 10,1847
1876

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Alexander Graham bell was the inventor of?

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.

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When did Alexander Graham Bell invent a way to help deaf people?

Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 - August 2, 1922) was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.[N 1]

Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work.[2] His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first US patent for the telephone in 1876.[N 2] In retrospect, Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study.[4]

Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics. In 1888, Alexander Graham Bell became one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society.[5] Bell has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history.[6]

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Did Alexander Graham Bell invent the word hello?

No, he used the word Ahoy! Thomas Edison first used Hello, on mishearing hullo

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Where did Alexander Graham Bell say the first words in the telephone?

In Sydney, Australia

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What is Alexander graham bell's wife's name?

Mabel Hubbard

"Mabel Gardiner Hubbard"

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How did the first telephone work?

Knowing the sound give off waves, like ripples in the water, they travel into the mouth piece there the sound waves are copied by the transmitter behind the transmitter are carbon grains that when an electric current is traveling makes the grains vibrate and that alters the resistance of the grains as a whole. In this way the sound makes more and less current flow in the circuit in proportion to the sound.

At the other end was a coil of wire within a magnet attached to a diaphragm. The variations in current caused the wire to move in the magnetic field and so make the diaphragm vibrate in sympathy. Vibrations (as we learnt at the beginning) move air and this makes sound!

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The only problem with the above is Bell did not invent the "carbon transmitter" described above, His first telephones used a transmitter containing a corrosive liquid which could leak and make a mess.
The first phones were very simple. There was no dial and it was basically a box with a ear piece and voice piece. The person using it picked it up clicked the reciever and an operator came on asking who did the person wanted to to call. The operator completed the call. The first phones were sold installed in Hartford Conn in 1877 and the first exchange linking two cities was in 1883 between Boston and NYC. The group of operators in the exchange working at a large switchboard and connected it manually for the caller. Coin operated phones were made in 1889 and the first dial phones came about in 1923 in France.

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Why did Alexander Graham Bell immigrate?

because of his health propblems

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How did Bell come up with the idea for the telephone?

Mr. Bell didn't come up with it. The idea, as an electromechanical device, had been around since at least 1844, and in less sophisticated form, for centuries before that.

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The history of the invention of the telephone is a little murky: lots of claims, counter claims, law suits, etc. However, it is clear that along the way it had many names, and there were many contributors.

Alexander Bell, who is normally given credit for the invention, was only responsible for a couple of dramatic improvements. So actually, his accomplishment was to invent the first usefultelephone.

In 1875, US. Patent 161,739 for Transmitters and Receivers for Electric Telegraphs, was granted to Bell. This improvement used vibrating steel reeds as circuit breakers.

In1876, US. patent 174,465 for Improvement in Telegraphy, was granted to Bell. This improvement was the causing of electrical undulations similar in form to the vibrations of the voice of the sender, using electromagnets with undulating current.

There was an interesting race with Elisha Gray for this patent.

See related links and questions for more information.

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Did Alexander Graham Bell have any early failures in his telephone invention?

The only problems with the telephone were some technical difficulties

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Who were Alexander Graham Bell's parents?

Melville and Eliza Grace Symonds Bell.

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What were ALL the inventions Alexander Graham Bell invented other than the telephone?

Alexander also worked on inventing flying machines and hydrofoils!

He invented the telephone and was involved in the making of the metal detector!

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What did the first telephone look like?

The first telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in the year of 1876. Use 1st link below for a picture.The scan of a poster produced by AT&T in 1969, showing the evolution of the telephone from 1876-1969 can be seen at the 2nd link below. (Click on the individual thumbnails to enlarge)
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Why did Alexander Graham Bell invent the 20Th century telephone?

He wanted to improve the telegraph, but he invented his phone in the 19th century. 20th century improvements were made by many other people.

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How did Albert Einstein invent the light bulb?

He didn't.

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Where is Laszlo Biro from?

Hungary.

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Who married Alexander Graham Bell?

== == He married Mabel Hubbard. See the related link for more information.

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Who was Alexander Graham Bell?

Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), of Scotland, Great Britain is credited

with the invention of the telephone.

Alexander Graham Bell) was a scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first telephone

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What did Albert Einstein discover in electricity?

lbert Einstein discovered and explained the photoelectric effect. This effect is utilized in building solar cells. For this discovery he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.

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When did Alexander Graham Bell die?

Alexander Graham Bell died on August 2, 1922 at the age of 75.

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