Alexander Graham Bell

Here we listed out important facts about Bell telephone company founder Alexander Graham Bell, with his Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievement, etc.,

Born: 3 March 1847, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Died: 2 August 1922, Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia
Spouse: Mabel Gardiner Hubbard (m. 1877–1922)
Inventions: Telephone, Photophone, Hydrofoil, HD-4, Audiometer, Metal detector, Tetrahedral kite
Awards: Hughes Medal, Albert Medal, IEEE Edison Medal, Elliott Cresson Medal, John Fritz Medal
Known for: Invention of the telephone
Parent(s): Alexander Melville Bell, Eliza Grace Symonds Bell

  • Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1947 – August 2, 1922) was a scientist, inventor, and founder of the Bell telephone company.
  • Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came of a family associated with the teaching of elocution his grandfather in London, his uncle in Dublin, and his father, Mr. Alexander Melville Bell, in Edinburgh, were all professed elocutionists.
  • The latter has published a variety of works on the subject, several of which are well known, especially his treatise on Visible Speech, which appeared in Edinburg in 1868.
  • In this he explains his ingenious method of instructing deaf mutes, by means of their eyesight, how to articulate words and also how to read what other persons are saying by the motions of their lips.
  • In 1870 he moved with his family to Canada where they settled at Brantford, Ontrario. Before he left Scotland, Alexander Graham Bell had turned his attention to telephony, and in Canada he continued an interest in communication machines.
  • He designed a piano which could transmit its music to a distance by means of electricity.
  • Alexander Graham Bell published more than one treatise on the subject at Washington, and it is mainly through his efforts that thousands of deaf mutes in America are now able to speak almost, if not quite, as well as persons who are able to hear.
  • At Boston he continued his researches in the same field, and endeavoured to produce a telephone which would not only send musical notes, but articulate speech.
  • After obtaining the patent for the telephone, Bell continued his experiments in communication, which culminated in the invention of the photophone- transmission of sound on a beam of light a precursor of today’s optical fibre systems.
  • He also worked in medical research and invented techniques for teaching speech to the deaf. The range of  Bell’s inventive genius is represented only in part by the 18 patents granted in his name alone and the 12 he shared with his collaborators.
  • In 2004, Alexander Graham Bell was nominated as one of the top 10 “Greatest Canadians” by viewers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Alexander Graham Bell

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