Meta How Alexander Graham Bell Invented the Telephone to Help His Deaf Students?
First, he was a teacher of the deaf. Wanting his students to be able to communicate, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Read on to learn how.
It's amazing how easily we can get connected to just about anybody in the world today. Centuries ago, you really can't talk to someone who is on the other continent. That would be impossible. The only way you can have a real conversation with someone far, far away is if you see each other face to face. Today, all you have to do is take out your phone and you can make that conversation happen. With over 3.5 billion smartphone users on planet Earth, the world is truly getting smaller than ever.
All that thanks to the invention of one man, Alexander Graham Bell (1847 - 1922).Spurred by his desire to help his deaf students, Bell made our lives easier today. But this ingenious inventor's path to success was never a walk in the park. Despite all the challenges, he moved forward, forging his success for everyone's ultimate benefit.
Race to the Patent Office
At the turn of the 20th century, America was already becoming the superpower nation that we know today. Massive industrial changes happened. At the heart of all this were the inventors.
Two of the brightest would be Thomas Alva Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. It's interesting to note both technological wizards were born in the same year in 1847. Although would be credited with inventing the phonograph, it would be Alexander who would be remembered as the inventor of the telephone.
Bell was a teacher of the deaf. His interests in the science of sound were buoyed by the fact that both his mother and his wife were deaf. So he experimented with sending voice signals over the telegraph wires.
But his efforts met a lot of resistance. In March 1875, he had the multi-reed apparatus, a forerunner of the telephone. But at this point, he was still unsure how to make the apparatus to transmit the human voice - and seemingly exhausted. However, another scientist, Joseph Henry (director of the Smithsonian Institution), encouraged Alexander saying "Get it!" He was advising the inventor to obtain the needed knowledge to make it happen.
Motivated, Bell plowed forward. Then, he got the support he needed. First, he got financial support from Thomas Sanders and Gardiner Hubbard, both wealthy parents of two of his deaf students.
Secondly,he met Thomas Watson, a mechanic, and an electrical designer. Watson proved to be very instrumental in making the project happen. And on March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell sent the first voice message in the history of mankind using his invention. Bell filed a patent for his invention But not before other inventors who presented similar technologies disputed the claim. Ultimately, Bell got his patent on the telephone on the 7th day of March 1876.
Making the Most of Telephones Today
Today, the telephone of Bell's invention has evolved over the years into the landline that we use in the office and the smartphone that we bring along. Both these two products have hastened communication for people all over the world. Thereby, the phone that Alexander Graham Bell invented made business happen.
Consequently, a new generation of businesses emerged to satisfy the ever-growing need for people to get connected.; In 1885, Bell founded AT&T one of the biggest American conglomerates today. On the other end, reseller programs such as the Xorcom partner reseller program, allow intermediaries to sell telephone services to big and small enterprises.
Of course, the world is a better place with the advent of the telephone. Any office would be incomplete without a landline. Most would not call one an office sans a number to call. Helplines such as 911 have been instrumental in stopping crime all over America.
Additionally, a smartphone has become an indispensable tool for real estate agents and countless sales personnel to close the deal. Indeed, it's amazing how the telephone has changed the world. Without a doubt, Alexander Graham Bell's desire to help his deaf students communicate has definitely improved countless lives on the planet today. Now, everyone can talk to someone without ever leaving home.