The Telephone Patent Conspiracy of 1876: The Elisha Gray-Alexander Bell Controversy and Its Many Players

The Telephone Patent Conspiracy of 1876: The Elisha

The invention of the telephone is a subject of great controversy, central is which is the patent issued to Alexander Graham Bell on March 7, 1876. Many problems and questions surround this patent, not the least of which was its collision in the Patent Office with a strangely similar invention by archrival Elisha Gray. A flood of lawsuits followed the patent's issue; at one point the government attempted to annul Bell's patent and launched an investigation into how it was granted. From court testimony, contemporary accounts, government documents, and the participants' correspondence, a fascinating story emerges. More than just a tale of rivalry between two inventors, it is the story of how a small group of men made Bell's patent the cornerstone for an emerging telephone monopoly. This book recounts the little-known story in full, relying on original documents (most never before published) to preserve the flavor of the debate and provide an authentic account. Among the several appendices is the "lost copy" of Bell's original patent, the document that precipitated the charge of fraud against the Bell Telephone Company.

  • ASIN: 0786408839

DK Adventures: The First Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell's Amazing Invention

DK Adventures: The First Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell's

In The First Telephone, discover Alexander Graham Bell's story and his determination to be the first to invent a transmitter to carry a spoken message that would transform communications. With the help of Thomas Watson, Bell perseveres and records his step-by-step progress against the wishes of his sponsors. With Elisha Gray and many others are submitting patents too, the race is on.DK Adventures is a nonfiction series for kids ages 8-11 featuring visually rich theme spreads, and fascinating facts that help kids build their skills in vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and critical thinking while developing a love of reading. Designed to keep interest high, build knowledge, and enrich the reading experience with fascinating background information, each title in the DK Adventures series is filled with information yet eminently accessible, and available in a wide range of kid-favorite topics including rain forests, animals, rocks, and shipwrecks.

  • ASIN: 1465438254

The Gray Matter: The Forgotten Story of the Telephone

The Gray Matter: The Forgotten Story of the

Alexander Graham Bell filed a patent application and Elisha Gray filed a caveat, both on February 14, 1876. Bell obtained information from the caveat, then amended his application and made his first speaking telephone. That was the start of the complete telephone business in our country.

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  • ASIN: 061511329X

The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's

  • ASIN: B004JZWUIM

The Spirit of Independent Telephony: Achievements, Intrigue and Fight for Survival Between Independent Telephone Companies and Ma Bell

The Spirit of Independent Telephony: Achievements, Intrigue and

Little has been recorded of the enormous contribution made to the present character of the telephone industry, to its technology, and to the history of American enterprise by the Independent segment of this business. There is almost no record of the personalities, those individuals who started the Independent telephone industry and who provided the creative genius and entrepreneurial energy that have distinguished Independent telephony through its nearly 100 year of existence. While the independents were ocne well known as prominent competitors of the Bell, knowledge of their existence disappeared as those that remained faded into the obscurity that came from Bell's renewed dominance. In this book you'll discover the history and will be surprised to learn Ma Bell did not invent dial telephones, push button phones, cradle phones, coiled cords, automatic long distance dialing and more - the independents did!

  • ASIN: B002TN682K

DK Adventures: The First Telephone

DK Adventures: The First

In The First Telephone, discover Alexander Graham Bell's story and his determination to be the first to invent a transmitter to carry a spoken message that would transform communications. With the help of Thomas Watson, Bell perseveres and records his step-by-step progress against the wishes of his sponsors. With Elisha Gray and many others are submitting patents too, the race is on.DK Adventures is a nonfiction series for kids ages 8-11 featuring visually rich theme spreads, and fascinating facts that help kids build their skills in vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and critical thinking while developing a love of reading. Designed to keep interest high, build knowledge, and enrich the reading experience with fascinating background information, each title in the DK Adventures series is filled with information yet eminently accessible, and available in a wide range of kid-favorite topics including rain forests, animals, rocks, and shipwrecks.

  • ASIN: 1465438246

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  • ASIN: B017TQT9T0

Gifts Delight Laminated 42x24 Poster: Alexander Graham Bell - Elisha-Gray-Alexander-Graham-Bell. Inventos, cientficos e Inventores.Inventions Scientists

Gifts Delight Laminated 42x24 Poster: Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell - Elisha-Gray-Alexander-Graham-Bell. Inventos, cientificos e Inventores.Inventions scientists Poster Tags: Alexander Graham Bell Elisha-Gray-Alexander-Graham-Bell. Inventos cientificos e Inventores.Inventions scientists

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  • ASIN: B07FK7GXMM

Biography - Alexander Graham Bell: Voice Of Invention: Host: Jack Perkins

Biography - Alexander Graham Bell: Voice Of

His drive to help his deaf mother communicate led to one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. But the telephone was only one of many notable contributions he made to fields ranging from medicine to aviation. Alexander Graham Bell left his mark on the world with the invention of the telephone. But he might have been a footnote in history if not for his lawyer, who filed for the patent a mere two hours before his rival Elisha Gray, who had also unraveled the mysteries of communicating bywire. From his childhood in Scotland and his long struggle to get out from under his father's shadow to the invention of the precursors to the X-ray machine and Iron Lung, BIOGRAPHY traces the life of the famed inventor. Discover how he saved National Geographic from financial ruin, and why Helen Keller dedicated her autobiography to him! BIOGRAPHY proudly presents a tribute to a man whose life and genius touched millions.

  • ASIN: B001BXRRWE
  • UPC: 883629564401

CafePress February 14Th Mugs Unique Coffee Mug, Coffee Cup

CafePress February 14Th Mugs Unique Coffee Mug, Coffee

CafePress brings your passions to life with the perfect item for every occasion. With thousands of designs to choose from, you are certain to find the unique item you've been seeking. This coffee mug is the perfect drinkware companion. The smooth white ceramic and easy-grip handle feels great in your hand as you sip your morning brew or afternoon tea. Use it at home or in the office as a pen holder, displaying the funny or cute design. The design is professionally printed, making it the perfect novelty gift for both men and women, young or old. And taking care of this coffee mug is a cinch, as it can be used in the dishwasher or microwave. And with CafePress, your satisfaction is always our promise...buy with confidence, as we offer easy returns and exchanges and a 100% money back guarantee.

  • Color: White/Black Inside
  • Brand: CafePress
  • ASIN: B073PCDWLL
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