Who Invented the Telephone?
So... Do you think Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone? (3/2/2008)
If Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, Who is Antonio Meucci?
Google is celebrating Graham Bell's birthday (March 3rd) and displaying an image about it.
But, Why Graham Bell appears with a telephone? Do you think Bell really invented the telephone?
That is incorrect.
Alexander Graham Bell got the patent for the invention of the telephone on 1876 but he didn't invented the telephone. Let's learn a little about an italian inventor: Antonio Meucci
Antonio Meucci did born in Florence, April 13, 1808. (He died October 18, 1889). He was an Italian-born inventor who developed a form of voice communication apparatus in 1857.
Meucci set up a some form of voice communication link in his Staten Island home that connected the basement with the first floor but was unable to raise sufficient funds to pay his way through the patent application. He filed a patent caveat in 1871, which was forced to expire in 1874. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell patented the electro-magnetic transmission of vocal sound by undulatory electric current.
The Enciclopedia Italiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (Italian Encyclopedia of Science, Literature and Art) calls him the "inventore del telefono" (inventor of the telephone). The United States House of Representatives in its resolutions HRES 269 IH dated October 17th 2001 and HRES 269 EH dated June 11th 2002 resolved that the life and achievements of Antonio Meucci should be recognized, and his work in the invention of the telephone should be acknowledged . This resolution noted that "if Meucci had been able to pay the $10 fee to maintain the caveat after 1874, no patent could have been issued to Bell".
$10 makes a big difference on this world. $10 USD can change the history.
Do you want to know more about it? Just do a little research about Antonio Meucci.
...So, Do you think Bill Gated invented "Windows"? You should use a 1984 Apple MacIntosh, at that time Bill gates was playing with DOS and saying "640K ought to be enough for anybody"... But that is another story.