Telephone history for kids

June 2, 2012 | In: Science history


I remember my first cell phone. It was a small, blue phone, with only 2 possible actions: call and send texts.

Back then I thought I was to keep hold of him for at least 10 years. But history showed us that no more than 6 months passed, and a new one was in my pocket.

In this article I want to talk about the old-fashioned, wired telephone.

But after the cell phone, the phone was the main communication method for more than 100 years. It was invented by Graham Bell.

history of the telephone for kids begins when professor Bell started his research, in order to build a telephone, the telegraph was the only reliable source for communication. The big problem with it was the possibility of sending only one message at a time, through the Morse code.

The first sign of what was to become the main communicating method was the invention of multiple telegraphs. Bell enlisted Thomas Watson to his office and together worked on the project.

And so, in June 1875, the goal of creating the telephone was realized. They proved that different sounds produce different electrical signals. The only thing they needed to do was to create a working transmitter. On the 2nd of June, 1875, Graham Bell discovered he could hear sound through a wire. Not even a year passed, and in March 1876, the telephone was invented.

Alexander Graham Bell’s describes his successful experiment with the telephone. Speaking through the telephone to his assistant, in the next room, Bell utters these famous first words, “Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you.”


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