Who Invented The Telephone?
If you have ever asked yourself who invented the telephone, then you are not alone. While many people take for granted the device they use on a daily basis, many have questioned where this device known as the telephone and the history it has. As it turns out, the telephone has a very rich history that involves much trial and error, and two good friends working together for a single invention, the telephone.
It all started in the 1870’s with a fellow by the name of Alexander Graham Bell, long considered to be the inventor of the telephone. Bell had been tinkering with electrical equipment, mostly telegraphs, for much of his adult life. Then, it is said, one day an idea popped into his head. Bell pondered on how he could get a human voice to wonder down an electrical wire. The idea for the telephone was born, and the thinker hard at work to make it a reality.
Bell immediately ran into a major problem with his new phone, and that was that he was simply an amateur electrician. To remediate this, Bell enlisted the help of an ally, Thomas A. Watson, an experience technician and electrician. Working together, Watson and Bell got a sound across a room, over a wire, and through a speaker on June 2, 1875. While this sound was only a slight plucking sound of a reed that Bell happened to have on hand, this was a great advancement in communication technologies. In September of 1875, Bell drew up the specs for the telephone, and after much tinkering and fixing, had a patent issued in March of 1876. The telephone was born, and would soon grow to be the cellular phones and land lines we all have sitting around us to this day.