Alexander Graham Bell Essay 8

Topics: Alexander Graham Bell, Telephone, Bell Telephone Company Pages: 2 (431 words) Published: June 3, 2007
Alexander Graham Bell a Scottish inventor, innovator and scientist. Born on March 3rd, 1847 and past away on August 2nd, 1922. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the middle of three children, which were all boys, but sadly both of his brothers died of tuberculosis. His parents were Alexander Melville Bell (father) and Eliza Symonds Bell (mother). Alexander adopted his middle name ‘Graham' at the age of 11, out of admiration for a family friend called Alexander Graham. Bell was given the nickname "the father of the deaf" because both his mother and wife were deaf and he hoped to eliminate hereditary deafness and this was ironic because he was trying to do/be the opposite and help the deaf, not be "the father of the deaf".

Bell and his parents immigrated to Canada in 1870 where they settled at Brantford and in the following year before he began his career as an inventor he moved to United States in Boston. Throughout Bell's life he had be interested in deaf people and the reason for this, is that his father was an authority on speech disorder which made Bell turn his attention to study the human voice and ear also continuing his interest in communication and electricity. For this great interest that he had it lead him to become professor of Vocal Physiology and Elocution at the Boston University.

These interests once again lead him to invent the microphone with help from Watson and he achieved it through experiments with a water transmitter, using an acid-water mixture and Bell spoke the famous sentence "Mr. Watson—Come here—I want to see you" into the liquid transmitter while Watson was listening at the receiving end hearing the words clearly. Bell's "electrical speech machine" which we now call telephone, was made in 1876. News of his invention quickly spread throughout the country, even throughout Europe.

By 1877 the Bell Telephone Company was made and soon after in 1878, Bell had set up the first telephone exchange in New Haven. In...
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