“ALECK” the Great. “The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion “. Alexander Graham Bell Inventor. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland . March 3, 1847– August 2, 1922.
“The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion “
Alexander Graham Bell
His mother and wife were both deaf, encouraging his experimenting with the telephone
Telephone, Metal Detector, Hydrofoils, etc.
Bell begins work on Harmonic telegraph, and got support for his idea of telephone
Met Thomas Watson which allowed him to have the equipment necessary for experimenting
2 June 1875, Watson accidentally plucked one of the reeds and Bell, at the receiving end of the wire, heard the overtones of the reed; overtones that would be necessary for transmitting speech.
“Watson, come here I need you,” were the first words heard over the telephone. Bell had spilled liquid on the testing table.
Over a period of 18 years, the Bell Telephone Company faced over 600 lawsuits posing legal challenges concerning the rights to the telephone, but none was successful in establishing priority over the original Bell patent.
On 13 January 1887, the United States
Government moved to annul the patent issued to Bell. By the time the case surfaced, the patents were expired and the case was dropped by the US Attorney General.
Italian inventor Antonio Meucci also claimed to have created the first working model of a telephone in Italy in 1834.
Toward the end of his life, Bell investigated heredity, beginning with deafs.