Alexander Graham Bell
(1847 - 1922) inventor; patented the telephone; Scottish born speech teacher who also worked with the hearing impaired
(1874 - 1956) a machinist and an assistant to Alexander Graham Bell in the invention of the telephone in 1876
1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States. Held in philadelphia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence there. It was held in Fairmount Park, along the Schuylkill River. About 10 million visitors attended. Focused on inventions and machinery.
the invention brought by Alexander Graham Bell to the Centennial Exposition that would later be renamed to the telephone.
"Watson, come here, I want you,"
A famous variation of the first words spoken on the telephone. The dramatic, possibly fictitious, story told to school children about the invention of the telephone.
one of the first Americans to have a telephone installed in his home.
American electrical engineer and inventor. Hired by Bell's rival Western Union to develop a phone system. Was involved in a heated controversy about who invented the telephone first, him or Bell.
American Bell Telephone Company
Founded by Alexander Graham Bell and financiers, eventually became AT&T. Created the first nationwide long-distance telephone network.
After the lapse of the Bell patent of the telephone, he stepped in to bring the Bell Telephone Company back to being a near monopoly.
Achieved by the AT&T (American Bell Telephone Company). The first nationwide long-distance telephone network reached San Fransisco from New York in 1915.