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The telephone was officially invented in 1875 by Alexander Graham Bell. However, this is only because Bell rushed the plan for the telephone to the patent office and got there just before a man named Elisha Gray came in to patent his device for the telephone. Many others were also...

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The telephone was officially invented in 1875 by Alexander Graham Bell. However, this is only because Bell rushed the plan for the telephone to the patent office and got there just before a man named Elisha Gray came in to patent his device for the telephone. Many others were also working on some kind of device that would transmit speech over a wire apparatus. This lead to a long battle in court over the patent for the device, which Bell eventually won. Today he is recognized as the inventor of the telephone.

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