Bell Birthday

Sketch by Alexander Bell
Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847.

Did he invent the telephone?

The modern telephone is the result of work done by many people, all worthy of recognition of their contributions to the field. Alexander Graham Bell was the first to patent the telephone, an “apparatus for transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically” after experimenting with many primitive sound transmitters and receivers. The history of the invention of the telephone is a confusing mass of claims and counterclaims, further worsened by lawsuits which attempted to resolve the patent claims of individuals. Bell is often credited as the inventor of the first practical telephone, although others provided groundbreaking research and development work and subsequent improvements.

History of Telephone history of telephone
Bell wanted “Ahoy” but Edison wanted “Hello”. (From Mamma’s Cradle First Hello)

Glenn Gould Phone Festish (Animate the phone here)

And finally don’t pick the banana fone!