Inventor Alexander Graham Bell

  • Alexander Graham Bell was an influential scientist, engineer and inventor.
  • Born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland and died on August 2, 1922 at the age of 75.
  • Bell's mother and wife were both deaf.
  • He moved to Canada at the age of 23.
  • Bell studied the human voice and worked with various schools for the deaf.
  • He experimented with sound, working with devices such as a harmonic telegraph.
  • His first words through a working telephone were along the lines of "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you."
  • He improved the design and by 1886 more than 150000 people owned telephones in the U.S.

Why is it useful.

The telephone can be use to communicate faster with other people from greater distances.

The telephone made communication faster and better than before.

The telephone could be used by anybody.

"The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking."