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ms-mcgregor eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

composer369 | Student

I understand that the newest research has uncovered that Bell did rush to the patent office, saw Gray's proposed patent and copied verbatim much about the document in margin notes of his own patent, then rushed his plan to include the best parts of Gray's design. This would make Bell somewhat of a fraud when it comes to the picture from our time as it is now. Bell was known to despise the telephone and once even threw one out the window in a work shed as it bothered him so much to even be near it.I give the inventor status squarely to Gray.

Yojana_Thapa | Student

it was said to be invented in the year 1876.

nicole8923 | Student

The telegraph was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876.

chelsea492 | Student

 invented in 1876 by Alexander Grahm Bell.

chelsea492 | Student

in 1876

The Telephone was invented in 1876 by Alexander Grahm Bell.

clintgrover | Student

" for the invention of the electric telephone is frequently disputed, and new controversies over the issue have arisen from time-to-time. As with other great inventions such as radio..." Check Wikipedia link below:

Just want to add that telephone is one of the indispensable household appliance. For business telephone is being improved and supplemented as in a virtual office phone.


taylorbrooke | Student

March 10th, 1876

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