Alexander Graham Bell was an inventor, a scientist and an innovator. He invented and patented the first practical telephone. Bell’s father and grandfather were engaged in a language development program known as eloquence and, consequently, Bell was inspired to study communication and speech. Bell’s extensive research work was also strongly influenced by the fact that his mother and wife were deaf. Although Bell has patented the electromagnetic transfer of vocal sound, Antonio Meucci is credited with having created the first telephone
Early Life and Education by Alexander Graham Bell
Bell was born in Edinburg, Scotland, by Eliza Grace and professor Alexander Melville Bell. He had two brothers, Melville and Edward Bell. Bell received his first instruction from his father and then continued his studies at the Royal High School in Edinburg, Scotland, up to the age of 15. While at school, Bell was not very interested in any other subject besides science. After completing high school, Bell went to live with his grandfather in London. At the age of 17, Bell joined the University of Edinburg, but did not write his exams at the specified time since he and his family moved to Canada. When he finally completed his exams, he passed and was admitted to University College London. Bell was married to Mabel Hubbard on July 11, 1877.
Alexander Graham Bell’s career
Bell was naturally curious about his surroundings from an early age. He even created a simple sawdust elimination device at the age of 12. The device was used for many years in his friend’s grain mill. He then started showing interest in audio and audio devices. In 1863, Bell’s father arranged a trip for Bell to see an automaton. It was developed by Sir Charles Whitestone. The machine, which simulated the human voice, impressed the young Bell, who later became a professor of elocution at the University of Boston. Later, Bell started experimenting with sound and also built his first automaton head. Eventually Alexander started using electricity to transmit sound,
With 1874, Bell’s experiments were very successful. One of these experiments was on the photosographer, which was a machine that could use vibrations to draw shapes on a piece of glass. In 1875, Bell developed an acoustic telegraph (telephone) and requested that it be patented. Later, on March 10, 1876, he managed to get the phone working. Subsequently, over 145,000 people in the United States owned a telephone from 1886. The invention of the telephone has received various awards such as the Albert medal, the John Fritz medal and the Eliot Cresson medal.
Death and inheritance
Bell died in August 2, 1922 on his estate in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, after fighting diabetes. The Bell Memorial is located in Brantford, Ontario, to commemorate the invention of Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone.