By Samuel Willard Crompton
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell uttered the phrases that may inaugurate a brand new period in human communique: 'Mr. Watson, come right here, i would like to determine you'. Bell used to be conversing via his new invention: the phone. although his identify is the 1st to be linked to this now ubiquitous gadget, Bell used to be now not operating in a vacuum or solely on his personal. the second one 1/2 the nineteenth century was once a time of serious innovation, within which many folks have been experimenting with numerous designs for machines to allow human verbal exchange over nice distances. Bell was once easily the 1st to win a patent. "Alexander Graham Bell and the phone" tells the tale of the guy who invented the phone, the folk who helped him, and the alterations that took place due to one of many maximum innovations of all time.
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Many biographers have remarked on the incredible coincidence that Bell should fall in love with the daughter of one of the few men in Boston—or anywhere else, for that matter— who could give him substantial help to develop his inventions. All the letters that passed between them (which may be viewed online through the Library of Congress), however, indicate that Bell’s affection for Mabel was unselfish and genuine. Certainly it did not hurt that her father was an active attorney, who specialized in patent cases, or that the connection might in some way bring him benefit, but Bell appears to have loved Mabel for her sweet and loving nature.
Watson. ”1 Eighteen-year-old Watson had worked in Charles Williams’s Electrical Shop in Boston for the past three years. Born 33 34 Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone to a poor family in Salem, he had dropped out of school at 13 and tried several types of work before he found the Williams workshop, which performed all sorts of tests and made various mechanical objects, many of them for would-be inventors. Most of these men had wealthy sponsors ready to hand out money so they could indulge their pet projects.
The time had come to take his success to the general public. So, soon after passing his thirtieth birthday in March 1877, Bell began a series of lectures in the greater Boston area. 8 kilometers) apart as they transmitted words and sometimes songs across the wires. As they began to extend the distance, they hit one of their biggest successes when Bell lectured in Salem and received messages from Watson in Boston: 20 miles (32 kilometers) away. This seems unremarkable to us today, but to those who observed this demonstration, and others that followed, it seemed little short of a miracle.